November 21, 2006, 7am PST
<p>As its population declines and homes are taking up more space, home designers in Japan are looking to the self-sufficient designs of space stations to guide the development of environmentally sustainable homes.</p>
October 6, 2006, 11am PDT
In a trend being seen all over the world, planners are looking to the waterfront in Plymouth, England, for redevelopment as a site worthy of international acclaim.
August 26, 2006, 7am PDT
Leading British scientists are warning the country that forecasted high tides could flood many low-lying areas. They caution that the coming devastation could have been prevented by better floodplain planning and more environmental considerations.
August 26, 2006, 5am PDT
Urban areas will be hit harder by climate change as global warming combines with the "urban heat island" effect.
August 24, 2006, 8am PDT
The housing boom that fueled the U.S. ecomony in recent years appears to be slowing down.
August 20, 2006, 1pm PDT
A film documenting Portland's success in moving people from cars to public transportation is airing on British television.
August 19, 2006, 7am PDT
A report released by the World Wildlife Fund warns that water shortages are a problem all over the world, including industrialized countries. Repairing and improving water infrastructure is one of the essential steps to take to battle the shortage.
July 7, 2006, 12pm PDT
Cambodians frustrated with shoddy trains and inconsistent service have taken transportation into their own hands, constructing and operating trains made primarily out of bamboo. The trains run at nearly 25 mph and are largely meeting transit needs.
July 4, 2006, 9am PDT
The Indian government has demolished a housing slum in Mumbai, displacing thousands. Though the government has promised replacement homes for many of the slum's documented citizens, thousands without documentation are now also without homes.
June 24, 2006, 1pm PDT
The general consensus is that urbanization has had a negative effect on the environment, though its extent is difficult to define. Pollution is a common measure, and though some urban areas' air qualities are improving, others are falling far behind.
June 8, 2006, 8am PDT
Ground subsidence near levees is reported to be much more drastic than previously thought, according to a University of Miami study.
March 21, 2006, 11am PST
A common plant has the potential to become generate enough fuel to supply electricity to a third of India's villages.
February 3, 2006, 11am PST
It may turn out that the first line of defense for coastal cities isn't the levee in your backyard, but that marsh in your backyard that the city built on top of.
December 2, 2005, 12pm PST
At a U.N. climate conference in Montreal, nations seek to earn carbon credits for projects that avoid deforestation.
December 2, 2005, 8am PST
The world's media is criticized for negative coverage of environmental issues.
November 10, 2005, 2pm PST
Virtual property invester who bought a virtual island existing only within an online computer game has recouped his investment by selling virtual land and collecting taxes for mining and hunting.
November 8, 2005, 5am PST
'Structural problems' with France's urban policies, wed with 'long-term neglect of the country's impoverished suburbs,' is being blamed for the gradually intensifying, and now international, riots.
October 6, 2005, 12pm PDT
Business owners in London complain of a drop in profits and oppose an expansion of the congestion charge zone.
September 26, 2005, 11am PDT
Small networks of power generators in "microgrids" have the potential to enable communities manage, trade and sell their own power.