September 5, 2009, 7am PDT
Dan Phillips' company Phoenix Commotion builds homes from discarded materials for low-income individuals in Huntsville, Alabama.
August 13, 2009, 2pm PDT
In 1993, Jefferson County, Alabama issued $3 billion in bonds to pay for a sewer system that would serve 150,000 people. Today, their financial situation is so bad they've stopped paying creditors and are close to declaring bankruptcy.
August 5, 2009, 10am PDT
Officials in the city of Oxford, Alabama have approved the construction of a Sam's Club retail store that will use the dirt of a 1,500 year old Native American ceremonial mound as fill, arguing against reports of its historical significance.
July 24, 2009, 8am PDT
The drama over water between Florida, Alabama and Georgia is heating up, as a U.S. District Court ruled recently that Georgia's withdrawals from Lake Lanier are illegal. It's going to have to find a new source of water -- and inter-state cooperation.
June 24, 2009, 12pm PDT
A public art piece at the University of Alabama represents the end of the iron industry in the surrounding region, portrayed a as a sleeping, rusted robot.
June 20, 2009, 5am PDT
At PieLab in Greensboro, Alabama, locals mingle with designers attempting to do use design to do good, with a slice of pie on the side.
February 13, 2009, 8am PST
In this episode of the <em>KunstlerCast</em>, James Howard Kunstler looks at New Urbanism, compares it to regular urbanism, and argues that criticized New Urbanist developments will get better with age.
January 10, 2009, 7am PST
If you want to drive your biofuel car between Gary, Indiana to Mobile, Alabama, now you can. A collaboration of states with the Dept. of Energy has created a 886-mile corridor of biofueling stations stretching from Lake Michigan to the Mobile Bay.
December 3, 2008, 10am PST
The mayor of Birmingham, Alabama, faces a slew of federal charges related to bribery and abuses of power.
November 13, 2008, 11am PST
FEMA has redone official maps of flood-prone areas across the country, designating some as flood zones for the first time.
March 4, 2008, 12pm PST
<p>The long-running tri-state battle over water rights between Florida, Alabama and Georgia have yet to be resolved, so the federal government has announced its intentions to impose its own solution.</p>
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
December 18, 2007, 2pm PST
<p>The governors of Florida, Alabama and Georgia have come to a tentative agreement on how to divvy up the water supplied by shared rivers, giving hope that the 17-year water rights battle between the states may soon come to an end.</p>
November 12, 2007, 7am PST
<p>The state of Florida has backed out of a water agreement with Georgia and Alabama that would have cut the state's water supply in an effort to aid drought-stricken Georgia.</p>
November 4, 2007, 1pm PST
<p>The states of Georgia, Alabama, and Florida have come to an agreement that will reduce the flow of river water out of Georgia as droughts have turned the three states against each other in a battle over limited water resources.</p>
Reuters via Environmental News Network
November 1, 2007, 9am PDT
<p>Droughts are causing many Georgia municipalities to tightly restrict water use, but just across the border in Alabama is a city that has plenty of water to spare.</p>
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
August 15, 2007, 8am PDT
<p>Investors are taking advantage of tax breaks offered for developing and buying property in hurricane-affected areas of the Gulf region, such as the hot condo market that has sprung up next to a college football stadium in Alabama.</p>
Associated Press via The St. Louis Post-Dispatch
June 16, 2007, 5am PDT
<p>One Alabama city's efforts at redevelopment serves as an example for communities struggling with the economic impact of a base closure.</p>
February 15, 2007, 6am PST
<p>Sweeping guidelines have been approved in Shelby County, Alabama, that will strictly govern the development of housing subdivisions. The new regulations require a mixture of uses and an increase in walkability and green space.</p>
December 24, 2006, 11am PST
<p>A number of suburban developments in Alabama are taking cues from regional planners and making efforts to improve their livability by building sidewalks.</p>
The Birmingham News via Columbus (AL) Ledger-Enquirer
September 14, 2006, 5am PDT
Alabama residents voted down a proposition to create a zoning and planning district in the community of Fowl River over fears that the appointed 7-member board would have too much power to shape the town.