Environment

2 days ago
A final agreement is still a year away, but seven states have taken a substantial step toward sustainability for the Colorado River.
Associated Press
2 days ago
Voters in two Western states next month will determine whether to require energy utilities to increase their share of electricity from renewable sources to 50 percent by 2030. In Arizona, the campaign has become the costliest in state history.
The Arizona Republic
2 days ago
With the news of the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's report predicting dire consequences of climate change and seal level rise still fresh, the city of Boston has released a plan for how it will shore up its coastline.
The Architect's Newspaper
3 days ago
Even with a year-long halt on new projects, the city is grappling with plans for industrial land use.
Sightline Institute
4 days ago
The new IPCC report calls for decarbonization of transportation. While many cities are attempting to do their part, two recent federal developments in trade policy and tax legislation threaten to will make progress more difficult.
CityLab
4 days ago
Newly obtained documents reveal the extent of the state's efforts to strip protections from federal lands around the United States.
Pacific Standard
4 days ago
The city plans to use a different approach to tackle its longstanding flood problems.
NOLA.com
5 days ago
The fallout from Ontario Premier Doug Ford's decision to pull the province from the Western Climate Initiative, a cap-and-trade program linked with Quebec and California.
The Star
5 days ago
A federal funding program for city parks means green space for communities but also brings many social and economic benefits.
Governing
5 days ago
Virginia designed a promising way to bolster coastal areas vulnerable to sea-level rise. But it was never funded.
Governing
6 days ago
Residents of Panama City and other Florida communities are calling for help, but it's unclear when help will arrive. The restoration of running water and electricity is the primary concern.
BuzzFeed News
October 14, 2018, 11am PDT
President Trump announced at a campaign rally in Iowa that he would lift the ban on summertime sales of a 15 percent blend of ethanol, expected to increase smog levels. Both environmentalists and the oil industry oppose the action.
PBS NewsHour
October 14, 2018, 9am PDT
Code requirements for wind resistance vary substantially across Florida, with less stringent building requirements in areas of the Panhandle hit hard by Hurricane Michael.
The Miami Herald
October 13, 2018, 1pm PDT
Driven by foreign demand, a surge in West Texas oil production is having adverse effects on the local populace, and contributes to climate change at a crucial moment.
The Texas Tribune
October 11, 2018, 9am PDT
Given a recent dire report on climate change from the IPCC, Laura Bliss underscores the point that those who have the ability to do so should make changes to how they get around, and pronto.
CityLab
October 11, 2018, 6am PDT
Two days after a Nobel prize was awarded to William Nordhaus for his work on carbon taxes to address climate change, the largest American oil and gas company announced a $1 million contribution to a group promoting a carbon fee and dividend plan.
The Washington Post
October 10, 2018, 12pm PDT
A contentious initiative on the Alaska ballot next month pits protecting salmon habitat protections against the interests of the oil and gas industry and mining companies.
NPR
October 9, 2018, 1pm PDT
According to an analysis by the Energy Efficiency for All coalition, California's Energy Savings Assistance Program could be four times as effective for low-income renters if it were better deployed.
NRDC
October 9, 2018, 11am PDT
Metro Phoenix has a lot to think about as Lake Mead water shortages become ever more likely. A three-state drought contingency plan may only be a temporary fix for a problem that'll divide cities and stakeholders.
azcentral.com
October 9, 2018, 9am PDT
The Nobel Prize was issued the same day as a landmark report by the IPCC predicting dire consequences if emissions aren't reduced. That's what William D. Nordhaus of Yale University has devoted his career to addressing.
The New York Times