Environment

15 hours ago
The city of Houston approved a new development that doesn't meet new elevations standards approved by the city of Houston earlier this month.
Houston Chronicle
Blog post
Yesterday
Futuristic, eco-friendly cities can be greener and more eco-friendly, thanks to better use of natural resources.
Kayla Matthews
Yesterday
Two massive water storage projects have been awarded $2.6 billion in funding from Proposition 1.
The Sacramento Bee
2 days ago
Despite ever-stricter air-quality regulations and dropping emissions, the American Lung Association once again finds the state to have some of the worst air in the nation.
USA Today
2 days ago
As the Department of the Interior auctions off 'vast swaths' of American wilderness to oil and gas companies, fiscal conservatives and conservationists alike wonder if it’s the right thing at the right time.
Houston Chronicle
2 days ago
Though he’s opened land all over the U.S. to industry, the Interior Secretary is actually pushing to conserve even more of his home state.
The New York Times
3 days ago
Even before the bill was defeated, it exposed a major generational divide between anti-development environmentalists and their pro-density, pro-housing heirs.
San Francisco Magazine
3 days ago
Ordinary homeowners are beginning to factor climate change into the home-buying decisions in Miami.
The Wall Street Journal
6 days ago
Lyft has announced a plan to offset carbon emissions generated by its rides.
The Atlantic
April 19, 2018, 6am PDT
The compelling reason behind Boston's looking at congestion pricing is traffic congestion, unlike Seattle where it is being viewed as a major way to reduce greenhouse gas reductions and fund public transit.
IBTTA Tolling Points
April 18, 2018, 12pm PDT
A victory for environmental conservationists.
knkx
April 14, 2018, 7am PDT
Contura Energy paid Blackjewel Inc. $21 million to take ownership of the Eagle Butte and Belle Ayr coal mines in Wyoming.
Casper Star-Tribune
April 13, 2018, 2pm PDT
Mandatory evacuations were in order, so there was no threat to the general pubic. Witness the fury of mother nature from a safe distance.
The Washington Post
April 13, 2018, 11am PDT
Across the globe, smart cities are increasingly procuring and implementing information technology in order to improve the efficiency and sustainability of urban spaces. The former CTO of L.A. and the mayor of Beverly Hills weigh in on the subject.
The Planning Report
Blog post
April 13, 2018, 5am PDT
According to to a recent study, methane gas produces a much larger greenhouse effect than previously thought. Planners can act to limit the environmental impact of methane.
Kayla Matthews
April 12, 2018, 12pm PDT
As Sen. Wiener has announced new amendments to the controversial land use, transit-oriented development, and real estate bill, The Planning Report turns to three experts to unpack the legislation's consequences.
The Planning Report
April 12, 2018, 5am PDT
The doomsday scenario for sea-level rise in New Jersey is worse than that of almost any other state.
USA Today
April 11, 2018, 11am PDT
Stream restoration projects along the Central Coast of California tend to reinforce class and racial distinctions, just like so many other matters of environmental justice.
UC Santa Cruz
April 11, 2018, 7am PDT
The American Rivers advocacy organization this week released their annual list of most endangered rivers in the United States.
American Rivers
April 10, 2018, 12pm PDT
The Farm Bill is one of the federal government's biggest, most controversial (yet still intractable) bills. The Trump Administration has plans for change.
Crosscut