Environment

9 hours ago
The Trump administration cannot legally delay the Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule, according to a ruling by a federal judge this week.
Pacific Standard
13 hours ago
A reminder of the intended purpose of environmental law.
Center for American Progress
3 days ago
Energy stakeholders in California are watching five important bills to see which go forward with three weeks remaining in the legislative season. One would require the state to generate all electricity from renewable sources by 2045.
The Desert Sun
3 days ago
The ruling puts another stain on former EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt's legacy as it rebukes his denial of a petition to ban a pesticide that causes neurodevelopmental damage in children. Pruitt had rejected his own scientists' recommendation.
The New York Times
4 days ago
Two market-based programs add about a quarter to every gallon of fuel purchased in the Golden State, but don't expect to see the prices listed anywhere. Furthermore, costs to comply with the Low Carbon Fuel Standard are expected to increase.
San Francisco Chronicle
6 days ago
A particularly devastating red tide is ravaging the southwest Florida coast. The question of whether humans have caused the intensity of the event is still up for debate, according to this article.
National Geographic
August 10, 2018, 2pm PDT
Breakthrough Institute co-founder, Ted Nordhaus, explores the etymology of "carrying capacity" from a shipping term to a biological term, but objects to its application to human population. Richard Heinberg of the Post Carbon Institute responds.
Aeon
August 10, 2018, 1pm PDT
The settlement closes another chapter in the saga of the methane leak that caused an evacuation of a corner of Los Angeles from October 2015 to February 2016.
Los Angeles Daily News
August 10, 2018, 12pm PDT
Conservationists got a little help from some perhaps surprising sources in winning a designation for the Mokelumne River as the latest Wild and Scenic River in California.
Water Deeply
August 10, 2018, 7am PDT
The Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet has sounded an alarm about the state of the state's water infrastructure.
WFPL
August 7, 2018, 2pm PDT
State attorneys general and green groups are gearing up to fight the emissions rule rollback. Mayors would have a greater climate impact by helping their constituents drive less, argues Alissa Walker.
Curbed
August 7, 2018, 12pm PDT
Anchorage officials have started to take a more assertive effort toward the clean up of nuisance buildings and properties that have become magnets for crime and other problems. This is the first clean-up of this scope since 2007.
Anchorage Daily News
August 6, 2018, 12pm PDT
A proposal by the nation's largest utility could be a model to deal with the most formidable problem presented by intermittent renewable electricity sources.
The New York Times
August 6, 2018, 7am PDT
Houses that aren't vulnerable to embers blowing in the wind, could save the government and homeowners millions.
99 Percent Invisible
Blog post
August 5, 2018, 1pm PDT
One common argument against building new housing in high cost cities is that people priced out of those cities can always move somewhere cheaper. This post responds to that claim.
Michael Lewyn
August 5, 2018, 5am PDT
On Thursday, the U.S. DOT and U.S. EPA announced one of the Trump administration's most consequential rollbacks of environmental and efficiency regulations that will have a detrimental effect on climate change, air pollution, and oil consumption.
The Washington Post
August 3, 2018, 11am PDT
The president promised to protect the unique natural area when he received permission to develop a resort there.
The Guardian
August 3, 2018, 10am PDT
The planned Wind Catcher did not make it through the Texas Public Utility Commission.
InsideClimate News
August 2, 2018, 6am PDT
New York City's Green Roof Property Tax Abatement Program has failed to take off, but if it were targeted toward the areas that need stormwater infrastructure and green spaces the most, it could be made too big to ignore.
Crain's New York Business
August 1, 2018, 11am PDT
A regional business association hopes to raise private funds for climate adaptation planning throughout California.
The Planning Report