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December 21, 2011, 10am PST
Governor Paul Lepage of Maine has banned the use of LEED certification in state buildings. Lloyd Alter at Treehugger says it's all about the timber industry.
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September 15, 2011, 12pm PDT
Arguing against a regional transportation tax, the Georgia Tea Party says that we shouldn't build any more light rail because terrorists might see it as an attractive target.
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September 7, 2011, 10am PDT
Cargohopper is a transportation system in Utrecht, the fourth largest Dutch city, that aims to replace freight trucks entering the city core. Electric trucks powered by solar panels take cargo from freight trucks to retailers in the city.
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March 7, 2011, 6am PST
A new report from the American Public Transit Association shows how transit riders are saving a bundle in comparison with car commuters, particularly when you factor in the rising cost of gasoline.
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February 16, 2011, 11am PST
An Australian report finds that suburbs in Australia may be on the path to slum status if the country's oil addiction is not resisted.
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December 27, 2010, 6am PST
People who live in walkable neighborhoods watch less TV, participate in more local organizations, and trust their neighbors more according to a new report from the University of New Hampshire.
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October 26, 2010, 7am PDT
A new Canadian study indicates that young people in the U.S. and Canada are trending away from owning their own homes and towards renting apartments.
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August 25, 2010, 6am PDT
A new interactive map shows wear-and-tear on city roads, color-coding where work needs to be done and where smooth rides can be found.
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July 26, 2010, 1pm PDT
A new bus rapid transit project has begun construction in Amman, Jordan -- a first for the country.
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July 3, 2010, 11am PDT
A Portland study shows that bicyclists feel 50% safer when biking in a solid blue bike lane rather than just the classic dotted line. Could color make that much of a difference?
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April 26, 2010, 5am PDT
Described as being the biggest corruption scandal in Israel's history, the Holyland Park scandal highlights the need for tighter regulation of land use planning in Israel. But with the Prime Minister's support for deregulation, reform looks unlikely.
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April 7, 2010, 10am PDT
There are more extreme commuters (a minimum of 1.5 hrs round trip) than ever, with a 95% increase since 1990, says Michael Graham Richard at Treehugger.
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April 7, 2010, 7am PDT
<em>Treehugger</em> lists five of the coming innovations that experts expect to revolutionize urban bicycling.
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March 21, 2010, 1pm PDT
A Welsh company is using ground-up plastic remnants to create a building material sturdy enough for housing.
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March 2, 2010, 10am PST
<em>Treehugger</em> takes a look at the new bus rapid transit system in Johannesburg, South Africa, and explores some of the controversy and tension that surrounds it.
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February 18, 2010, 8am PST
The abandoned infrastructure for an inner-city rail project in Lima, Peru, has been adapted into a playful amusement park.
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February 11, 2010, 7am PST
The Obama administration has cancelled two Federal programs - Save America's Treasures and Preserve America - that were responsible for the restoration of nearly 900 historic structures over the past 10 years.
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January 27, 2010, 12pm PST
This post from <em>Treehugger</em> looks at 6 cities that could potentially go car-lite or car-free.
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December 26, 2009, 7am PST
Treehugger has a look at the best and worst transportation technology of 2009, from solar planes to bike highways.
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December 18, 2009, 10am PST
<em>Treehugger</em>'s Lloyd Alter takes a look back at the last ten years of architecture and finds some progressive trends and positive signs for the future.
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