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President Trump has weakened protections for 35 million acres of public land, despite repeating his intentions to surpass the model for conservation set by President Teddy Roosevelt.
Center for American Progress
6 days ago
North America has experienced a 5% jump in rates of cycling since the U.S. started staying home. As electric bikes enjoy impressive sales increases, cities around the world consider making the shift permanent by planning bike-friendly infrastructure.
The Verge
May 13, 2020, 7am PDT
Putting the scale in utility-scale solar.
Greentech Media
May 11, 2020, 10am PDT
A public-private partnership between the city of San Diego and GE Current to develop a smart streetlights program started in 2017 has not lived up to expectations three years and $300 million dollars later.
Voice of San Diego
April 27, 2020, 8am PDT
The great recession led to major gains in the clean energy sector, but so far, clean energy workers are struggling like everyone else.
Quartz
April 26, 2020, 1pm PDT
We can't go back to the way of life that makes pollution and climate change acceptable, according to multiple articles published on and around Earth Day. It's time for change.
Los Angeles Times
April 23, 2020, 7am PDT
The Ann Arbor City Council wants a more specific consideration of expenses before it will hold a final vote on the A2Zero carbon neutrality plan.
MLive
April 17, 2020, 7am PDT
The Obama-era American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 funded clean energy and created jobs during the Great Recession. Will clean energy be considered in a future stimulus bill to mitigate economic strain cased by the coronavirus pandemic?
Los Angeles Times
April 13, 2020, 11am PDT
Lawmakers in Washington state fell short of passing comprehensive legislation this year to meet long-term goals of reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
Crosscut
April 12, 2020, 9am PDT
Santa Clara, San Mateo, and San Francisco county voters could see a ballot measure to fund an ambitious Caltrain plan with a one-eighth cent sales tax, amounting to more than $100 million dollars per year.
The Mercury News
March 25, 2020, 6am PDT
Need some work-at-home tips from a veteran? Hazel Borys has eight to consider.
PlaceShakers
March 16, 2020, 11am PDT
A legal battle is being waged between the coal-exporting states of Utah, Wyoming, and Montana and coastal cities in California, Oregon, and Washington that pits the power of local land-use authority against the protection of interstate commerce.
Los Angeles Times
March 10, 2020, 10am PDT
Oil prices crashed Monday due to a disagreement between two of the world's largest oil producers, Saudi Arabia and Russia, amidst a slump in oil demand due to the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic. Oil will flood the market as demand drops.
The Washington Post
March 6, 2020, 5am PST
Public comments were largely favorable regarding the 12-state program intended to reduce transportation emissions by using a cap-and-invest system, but governors are cautious due to an expected effect on gas prices.
Smart Cities Dive
March 5, 2020, 12pm PST
Money intended for electric buses in Indianapolis will instead be spent on diesel buses.
Indystar
March 2, 2020, 10am PST
Electric vehicles and internal combustion automobiles emit vastly different sums of carbon, and electric vehicles are quickly widening the gap between the two options as the electricity generation industry cleans up its act.
Union Of Concerned Scientists
February 24, 2020, 12pm PST
The nation's first fuel cell electric train will make its debut in Southern California in about four years, but it's also associated with a controversial ballot measure on the station sites that voters of Redlands will decide on Super Tuesday.
KVCR
February 24, 2020, 11am PST
CNN host Fareed Zakaria questions whether the goals of Sanders' ambitious Green New Deal are realistic.
The Washington Post
February 24, 2020, 10am PST
Former Maryland Gov. Parris Glendening penned a local opinion for The Washington Post in support of the TCI to advance funding of alternatives to driving and ask readers to shape the controversial initiative by submitting comments by Feb. 28.
The Washington Post
February 23, 2020, 5am PST
Analysis of global greenhouse gas emissions data points to the sectors, activities, and countries that are the biggest contributors.
The City Fix