Environment

16 hours ago
Schools tend to get built on cheap land. Cheap land is often found near busy roadways—sources of pollutants that are harmful to the health of children.
The Center for Public Integrity
Yesterday
A new study from the University of Surrey produced counterintuitive results about the relative pollution levels of commuters around London.
CityLab
3 days ago
The U.S. Senate confirmed Scott Pruitt on Friday afternoon as administrator of the EPA, the same agency he sued 14 times in his capacity as Oklahoma Attorney General. He could not be more different than his predecessor, Gina McCarthy.
The New York Times
5 days ago
A new report identifies key actions for the city of Portland to prepare for the certainty of a large earthquake.
The Oregonian
5 days ago
The North Dakota House of Representatives rejected a law designed to make it easier for drivers to run over protestors.
OpenVote News
6 days ago
With a shrinking population, Gary, Indiana is faced with the prospect of having more park space than it knows what to do with.
NWI.com
Blog post
6 days ago

Swings in weather-related fortunes will continue to push to unprecedented extremes, in California, in Texas, in Boston, in Long Island, in Louisiana, and everywhere else.

James Brasuell
February 14, 2017, 5am PST
In order to stop new development in areas previously consumed by forest fires, Spanish firefighters are using a little known law that prohibits new building's within a 500 meter (0.3 miles) radius of a cemetery.
The Independent (UK)
February 13, 2017, 10am PST
Los Angeles has a heat problem, and it's getting worse. But the Mayor's Office is taking on the challenge.
Los Angeles Times
February 13, 2017, 7am PST
The end of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency may not come from the hands of President Trump or Scott Pruitt, the nominee to head the agency, but from a bill introduced Feb. 3 titled, "To terminate the Environmental Protection Agency."
Fox Business
February 11, 2017, 1pm PST
New York plans to drastically cut greenhouse gas emissions from public housing.
Next City
February 9, 2017, 9am PST
Elections have consequences. Per a Jan. 24 executive memo, the Army Corps of Engineers indicated that it will grant Dakota Access LLC the final permit to tunnel under the Missouri River and complete the controversial pipeline.
The Washington Post - Energy and Environment
February 9, 2017, 6am PST
The congressional battle over public lands is only just beginning. The latest action: the House voted to rescind the Bureau of Land Management's recently approved "Planning 2.0" rule.
The Denver Post
February 8, 2017, 11am PST
But that's no reason not to try, figures Republican Rep. Rob Bishop of Utah, chair of the powerful House Natural Resources Committee, who has his sights on the Bears Ears National Monument, barely a month old.
NPR
February 8, 2017, 8am PST
Will a carbon tax have a better chance of success at the federal level if Republicans propose it? We're about to find out.
The New York Times
February 7, 2017, 8am PST
Two environmental groups are suing the nation's largest public power utility for contaminating drinking water through prolonged leaks from coal ash ponds at TVA's coal-burning Gallatin Fossil Plant into the Cumberland River and ground water.
The Tennessean
February 6, 2017, 1pm PST
Beijing promises "extraordinary" measures to reduce pollution in the infamously smoggy city.
Scientific American
February 5, 2017, 7am PST
As the lawmakers in Washington, D.C. prepare to gut the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, environmentalists got inspiring news from the country of Sweden.
Climate Home
February 3, 2017, 1pm PST
Washington state's 1990 Growth Management Act (GMA) is facing a renewed round of attacks from Republican legislators in the state. A post on The Urbanist says the latest bills designed to weaken the GMA go further than other recent examples.
The Urbanist
February 3, 2017, 6am PST
With Donald Trump in office, the struggle against climate change may be up to the states. But are even the greenest states doing enough, especially as they continue shuttering nuclear plants?
The New York Times