The Los Angeles Times

November 12, 2007, 8am PST
<p>Four decades ago, Harold Hay invented a way to heat and cool a home without using electricy. Why won't the world listen?</p>
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November 9, 2007, 9am PST
<p>The mayors of more than 700 American cities have signed a pledge to reduce the carbon emissions of their cities. Following up on that pledge is turning out to be a bit difficult.</p>
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November 7, 2007, 12pm PST
<p>Volunteer-run neighborhood councils in Los Angeles are gaining political power and showing what a new kind of politics could look like.</p>
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November 5, 2007, 1pm PST
<p>Building a "Subway to the Sea" in Los Angeles has been on the table for years, with local residents staunchly opposed to the rail line extension that would tunnel underneath their upscale neighborhoods. But now a new route is being proposed.</p>
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November 5, 2007, 11am PST
<p>While many metro areas in the U.S. have undertaken water conservation measures, one rapidly growing metropolis is criticized for its disregard for water conservation and uncontrolled growth.</p>
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October 31, 2007, 12pm PDT
<p>Strategies used by cities such as Miami, Philadelphia, New York, St. Louis, Seattle, &amp; Denver for reducing homelessness are working.</p>
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October 31, 2007, 6am PDT
<p>In response to the latest Southern California wildfires, site locations and climate must be more carefully considered by the people who build and approve subdivisions, writes Christopher Hawthorne.</p>
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October 30, 2007, 2pm PDT
<p>In a clear message to L.A.’s transportation leaders, a U.S. Department of Transportation representative told the city's transit agency to consider congestion pricing as a method to both reduce congestion and show ‘the true costs’ of freeway driving.</p>
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October 27, 2007, 9am PDT
<p>The California Transportation Commission allocated $15.5 million to the state's High-Speed Rail Authority for environmental, engineering and design work on short, designated corridors for the 700-mile, $40 billion rail system.</p>
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October 19, 2007, 9am PDT
<p>Two years after a prior proposal failed to pass, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has once again challenged the city's developers to help solve L.A.'s affordable housing crisis by including lower-cost units in new projects.</p>
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October 18, 2007, 5am PDT
<p>Los Angeles will receive $150 million from the state to improve synchronization of its traffic lights, but transportation planners say the new money won't really do a lot to ease congestion.</p>
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October 14, 2007, 1pm PDT
<p>With the housing market faltering, developers are eyeing an emerging and lucrative market: luxurious garages for expensive cars.</p>
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October 14, 2007, 7am PDT
<p>A Los Angeles artist has recently completed a project documenting each of the city's street named after saints, and has crafted murals of each one to show how the life of the randomly-named streets mirrors the lives and work of their namesakes.</p>
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October 12, 2007, 8am PDT
<p>City officials in Los Angeles have come to a settlement with homeless advocates that will allow anyone to sleep on the sidewalk until the city builds 1,250 affordable housing units, which could take up to five years.</p>
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October 10, 2007, 5am PDT
<p>Residents on the Hawaiian island of Kauai are rallying together to oppose the island's overdevelopment. Their main rallying point is the contentious inter-island "Superferry".</p>
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October 8, 2007, 5am PDT
<p>Neighborhood activists are fighting plans to remove ficus trees from the streets of Southern California cities.</p>
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October 7, 2007, 9am PDT
<p>Los Angeles Times humorist Joel Stein gets advice on green living from actor and environmental activist Ed Begley.</p>
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October 4, 2007, 5am PDT
<p>The Army Corps of Engineers has plans to buyout more than half of the land in the flood-damaged Gulf Coast city of Bay St. Louis, Mississippi. But residents who have already started to rebuild after Hurricane Katrina are fighting the plan.</p>
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October 2, 2007, 7am PDT
<p>Los Angeles has one of the world's most advanced traffic detection systems, enabling it to manipulate traffic signals on the fly by using real-time data. But This data is saved for only a few days, limiting the extensive data's long-term use.</p>
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September 26, 2007, 12pm PDT
<p>Land use, housing location, and the "everyday decisions" of planners are the backbone of a new way of looking at climate change policy, according to this article from the <em>Los Angeles Times</em>.</p>
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