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16 hours ago
Some are calling it the summer of Algae—from Utah to Florida to Australia, the world is encountering massive amounts of the stinky, dangerous sludge.
Grist
3 days ago
A new study from University of Michigan researchers tallies, and then compares, the greenhouse gas emissions from different sectors of the U.S. economy.
Fast Co.Exist
Feature
July 18, 2016, 2pm PDT
The ethical quandaries that will confront self-driving cars as they navigate the world pose a lot of difficult questions. Antonio Loro charts a course for answering these tough questions.
Antonio Loro
July 18, 2016, 6am PDT
International borders viewed from above show how different patterns of political, urban and agricultural development often collide.
Medium
July 16, 2016, 5am PDT
As of press time on Friday, the death toll from the Nice Bastille Day massacre is 84, injuries exceeding 200, a record for an act of alleged terrorism committed by a single person. It also sets a record for death by the use of a motor vehicle.
NBC News
July 15, 2016, 6am PDT
Take a look at these creative crosswalks and add your own examples.
The Guardian Cities
June 29, 2016, 1pm PDT
A project launched several years ago in New York City is making its way to cities around the world—much like the bacteria that the world's billions of transit users transfer around the surfaces of subway trains, stations, and buses.
Centre for Genomic Regulation
June 29, 2016, 10am PDT
The study by the Paris-based International Energy Agency finds a direct connection to the energy industry. Credit goes to IEA executive director Fatih Birol for expanding the organization's mission beyond its traditional purpose, energy security.
The New York Times - Energy & Environment
June 28, 2016, 1pm PDT
We can now watch 6,000 years of urban settlements and movements unfold on our computer screens.
The Guardian
June 28, 2016, 9am PDT
The APA blog issues a call to action to promote park equity.
American Planning Association
June 28, 2016, 6am PDT
The headline presents a bit of a mind-bender, but scientists are racing to grapple with the consequences of human-induced climate change in the northern regions of the globe.
The Washington Post
June 25, 2016, 9am PDT
A tech writer had a chance to revisit SimCity 2000 after years away from the game for contemporary lessons in planning.
Inverse
June 21, 2016, 5am PDT
After the huge success of the 2015 edition, with more than 14,000 visitors and 105 countries attending the show, Fira de Barcelona readies the sixth edition focusing on citizens and the circular economy.
Cities of the Future
June 20, 2016, 12pm PDT
The United Nations is calling for action in the face of a record number of people were displaced—more than half of all refugees around the world came from Syria, Afghanistan, or Somalia.
The Associated Press via The Denver Post
June 20, 2016, 9am PDT
Part literature review, part political appeal, this article makes the case for rethinking the concept of what makes plants native—especially in the face of climate change.
UGEC Viewpoints
June 20, 2016, 5am PDT
Typical world maps badly misrepresent the size of countries; a new web app shows their true scale.
Wired
June 17, 2016, 11am PDT
Momentum Mag picks up the news of a study out of Harvard University that will produce more than one double take.
Momentum Magazine
June 14, 2016, 11am PDT
An editorial in Pacific Standard says the earth and our own bodies can be improved if humans form a new relationship with the planet.
Pacific Standard
June 13, 2016, 12pm PDT
The response to Ecuador's 7.8-magnitude earthquake went beyond just physically rebuilding the hardest hit cities
Doggerel
June 9, 2016, 2pm PDT
The exact moment when new digital and Internet technologies fundamentally changed the practice of planning is debatable, but that the profession has been irrevocably altered is not debatable.
IoTHUB