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A news study, combining satellite imagery and field study, dramatically increases the estimated trees in the world. What has not changed: how quickly humans are killing those trees off.
3 hours ago   The Washington Post
There are animals among us. Boars in Berlin, coyotes in Washington, D.C., and mountain lions in Los Angeles are just a few examples of the wildest populations moving to cities.
Apr 29, 2015   National Geographic
Transportation finance and road usage charging are the themes of the International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association's annual conference held in Portland from April 26 to 28 in downtown Portland. Oregon's road usage charge begins July 1.
Apr 27, 2015   Planetizen
Secretary of State John Kerry recently began a two-year term as the chair of the Acrtic Council. He used the occasion to make a call for a stronger role for cities in international efforts to fight climate change.
Apr 26, 2015   The Washington Post
The first Earth Day was celebrated on April 22, 1970. Since then we've discovered an incredible amount about the Earth in addition to doing the planet an incredible amount of irrevocable harm.
Apr 22, 2015   Vox
If we can't grow our trust networks beyond our tribes, we can forget about working together successfully as communities and regions, let alone as a nation of citizens or in coalitions of nations in common causes.
Apr 21, 2015   PlaceShakers
In the ever changing global landscape, organizations need to anticipate and adapt to shifting circumstances to survive. AJ Artemel spoke to Dr. Gereon Uerz of the Arup Foresight + Innovation team to discuss how this can be realized.
Apr 21, 2015   Arup Connect
The work of Marcus Lyons replicates images of already sprawling human development to the breaking point and maybe beyond.
Apr 17, 2015   CityLab
Don't design for the climax condition if today's marketplace supports something less—and other urban succession ideas.
Apr 14, 2015   PlaceShakers
As urban centers start making better sense for a digital economy, NIMBY policies might be worth re-examining. In addition to driving up the cost of housing, they may compound inefficiencies and slow down the economy.
Apr 12, 2015   The Economist
It should come as no surprise that Eduardo Porter, who writes the Economic Scene column for The New York Times, is not enamoured by technological silver bullets like desalination as ways for California to survive it's four-year plus drought.
Apr 9, 2015   The New York Times - Economy