May 17, 2017, 1pm PDT
China is building roads, tunnels, planning trains and power plants outside its borders to bolster its influence.
May 10, 2017, 6am PDT
A driving school in China was shut down after photos of student drivers cruising around its location (a factory roof) raised concerns online.
May 6, 2017, 9am PDT
Governor Jerry Brown and the California Legislature reached a historic agreement to raise the gas tax, but electric vehicle owners will now be required to pay a yearly fee, Will this impact EV sales in the US's best market?
April 18, 2017, 10am PDT
Ending Obama's so-called "war on coal" may go international with the exit from the December 2015 Paris Climate Agreement if EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt has his way, but he may encounter formidable opposition from Trump's administration and family.
The Washington Post - Energy and Environment
April 13, 2017, 7am PDT
China's "One Belt, One Road" program to create a network of trade routes across Eurasia took a major step forward this week when a freight train bearing export goods disembarked from the United Kingdom bound for China's Zhejiang province.
March 22, 2017, 6am PDT
A growing movement to implement a nationwide property tax in China is meeting resistance from the rich and powerful.
March 21, 2017, 9am PDT
While much has been made of the suburban shopping mall's decline, successful urban retail spaces are taking their inspiration from the humble city street.
March 18, 2017, 11am PDT
Multiple bikesharing companies have put 280,000 bikes on Shanghai's streets, but many are parked in random locations or left unusable on city sidewalks.
March 8, 2017, 8am PST
Headlined by vertical (and horizontal) sprawl in China, India, and elsewhere, the global building boom requires vast quantities of concrete and asphalt. And to get those materials, sand must be taken from the environment.
February 6, 2017, 1pm PST
Beijing promises "extraordinary" measures to reduce pollution in the infamously smoggy city.
January 24, 2017, 6am PST
Gasoline consumption in the U.S. peaked in 2007, but began climbing in late 2014 with the decline in gas prices. Last year almost set a new record, but increases in gas prices, fuel efficiency and more EVs could reverse the direction—but when?
January 20, 2017, 9am PST
The cuts mean that China is on target to meet its coal power generation limit for year 2020. But even with the cancellations, China will have surplus coal power resulting in underutilization of renewable power due to preference for coal by utilities.
January 19, 2017, 10am PST
Seattle, which will be losing it's bikeshare program after just over two years, may wish to have San Francisco's problem: a second bikeshare company wants to enter the marketplace, though without permits.
January 12, 2017, 11am PST
Foxconn and millions who work at Apple's many suppliers make their homes in Zhengzhou, a place many in China call iPhone City.
January 9, 2017, 9am PST
The 4.6-mile subway operates like some AirTrains in the U.S. that automatically whisk travelers between airport terminals without drivers and with platform screen doors at stations for enhanced safety. Where is the new line located?
December 29, 2016, 1pm PST
China will spend $503 billion on high-speed rail by the beginning of the next decade.
October 18, 2016, 12pm PDT
The Chinese Society of Cultural Relics and the Architectural Society of China added 98 buildings to the 20th-Century Chinese Architectural Heritage List.
October 8, 2016, 5am PDT
October 5 was an historic day, hailed President Obama, as nations responsible for emitting more than 55 percent of world carbon emissions have now signed the Paris climate agreement, the threshold needed for the accord to take effect in 30 days.
October 1, 2016, 9am PDT
China turning over a new leaf on pollution and greenhouse gases.
September 29, 2016, 8am PDT
Chinese developers are pouring money into high-rise housing projects in Los Angeles. But will these be pieds-a-terre for absent buyers? And how are developers dealing with the American regulatory environment?