Environment

1 hour ago
New residents to formerly agricultural area are trying to shut down a hog-feeding operation, but so far without much success.
WHYY
2 hours ago
The Seattle region would seem to have plenty of water to go around. That doesn't mean there aren't environmental consequences for more development.
KUOW
6 hours ago
From an environmental perspective, transit oriented development is hard to argue. From a socio-economic perspective, transit oriented development must make room for all income levels, according to this opinion piece posted on the NRDC website.
NRDC's onearth
Yesterday
Mayor Anne Hidalgo's efforts to improve air quality by reducing car trips in the city of Paris are paying off.
road.cc
2 days ago
The region spanning Ohio, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania is claiming a new name.
WOSU
2 days ago
Several years of catastrophic wildfires in Canada doesn't mean the risk has lessened. Experts predict much worse in the future.
The Star Vancouver
2 days ago
Driving an electric ride-hailing vehicle may be good for the planet but costly for the driver who may have to limit the distance of rides and search for fast-chargers. Uber is trying to help out.
San Francisco Chronicle
3 days ago
A look at the relationship between sprawl and climate change mitigation in the fast-growing North Carolina city.
Yale Climate Connections
3 days ago
The city that never sleeps depends on 396,572 street lights. As bright white LEDs replace the familiar amber glow, what does tomorrow (night) hold?
Urban Omnibus
3 days ago
President Donald Trump rescinded environmental protections put in place by former President Barack Obama after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
AP via Detroit Free Press
3 days ago
The Resilient By Design Bay Area Challenge has produced nine designs to address sea-level rise and flooding around the San Francisco Bay Area.
ASLA The Dirt
4 days ago
Oklahoma will now be able to regulate coal ash disposal without answering to federal regulators.
Governing
5 days ago
The brother of former Toronto Mayor Rob Ford decisively won the election on June 7 to be the next premier of Ontario, ousting current Premier Kathleen Wynne. His first order of business: end the province's emissions trading program.
Toronto Sun
5 days ago
The District of Columbia is updating its Sustainable DC plan, originally crafted in 2012, and seeking feedback on draft goals set for 2032.
Greater Greater Washington
6 days ago
Where do the street trees come from, and where does the compost go? Rikers Island was New York City's growing outpost for years. But does “greening” the jail always improve things for prisoners?
Urban Omnibus
6 days ago
The legal controversy over the Genesee Power Plant in Flint, Michigan has finally ended, with a court forcing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to better investigate and resolve complaints of environmental discrimination.
Pacific Standard
June 18, 2018, 12pm PDT
Hawaii Governor David Ige signed a bill that requires developers to consider rising seas in all environmental impact studies.
Next City
June 18, 2018, 6am PDT
Last month the Trump administration directed Energy Secretary Rick Perry to require grid operators to purchase power from aging coal and nuclear power plants, enabling them to keep operating as a matter of "national security." Regulators disagree.
InsideClimate News
June 18, 2018, 5am PDT
The effects of climate change—rising seas, extreme weather—will require coordinated action around the New York region. Regional planning, in other words.
Curbed NY
June 17, 2018, 11am PDT
Scientists say the Chesapeake Bay hasn't been this healthy in more than three decades. It's a testament to federal environmental regulations.
The Washington Post