United States

Just over a year ago President Obama's draft Clean Power Plan Rule was unveiled. That proposal has been finalized and the president promoted it at a press event on Monday.The final rule is both stronger and more lenient that the original proposal.
6 hours ago   The Guardian
<p>In an incredible recycling operation that reduces global warming, a waste hauler is building a facility to produce Liquefied Natural Gas from methane emitted from its California landfill to fuel its garbage trucks.</p>
May 7, 2008   The Sacramento Bee
<p>From unemployment to rising rents to widespread foreclosures, many major problems face Americans. In his latest column, Neal Peirce argues that planners are the ones who can formulate a broad solution.</p>
May 6, 2008   The Denver Post
<p>This article from <em>The Washington Post</em> looks at what local municipalities are doing to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.</p>
May 6, 2008   The Washington Post
<p>Small car sales, especially hybrids and subcompacts, are jumping while pickups and SUV sales plummet, contributing to a reduction in gas consumption. The $3.50 gallon mark may have been key to influencing vehicle selection as well as driver behavior.</p>
May 5, 2008   The New York Times
<p>The bursting of the housing bubble may be tied to rising gas prices, according to one economist.</p>
May 5, 2008   The Oregonian
The apartment where Ishmael Sanchez lives was randomly selected to participate in the U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey. He's not a planner or a demographer, and doesn't use or particularly care about Census data. Exclusive
May 5, 2008  By Ishmael Sanchez
<p>Americans who've lost their homes to foreclosure are now looking to rent, tightening up already low vacancy rates and driving up prices. Meanwhile, foreclosed homes sit empty.</p>
May 4, 2008   The Wall Street Journal
<p>Transportation Secretary Mary Peters (or, more likely, her communications team) has taken up blogging, but the new PR outlet comes with a title that's not so friendly to all modes of transportation.</p>
May 4, 2008   Streetsblog
<p>The American Lung Association has released its 2008 State of the Air report, which ranks cities with the worst air pollution.</p>
May 2, 2008   Associated Press
<p>For thousands of years, fountains always featured a water basin. Then landscape architect Peter Walker designed Harvard University's Tanner Fountain, and a revolutionary new idea was born.</p>
May 2, 2008   The Chronicle of Higher Education