Environment

10 hours ago
The new mobility landscape requires a few key roles from government.
Urbanism Next Blog - Sustainable Cities Initiative
11 hours ago
With the re-election of Gov. Kate Brown and Democrats increasing their majorities in both legislative chambers, Oregon appears poised next year to pass the Clean Energy Jobs bill which caps carbon emissions, but opponents could put it on the ballot.
The Bulletin (Oregon)
Yesterday
Economics 101: It's difficult to reduce an activity if there's no price attached to it, so why are many environmentalists increasingly turning away from wanting to price carbon emissions?
Politico
Yesterday
The Swedish city of Kiruna will have to move after one of the world's largest iron mines opens a crack in the earth that is spreading straight for the city.
The Guardian
2 days ago
The Tejon Ranch development would bring thousands of homes to a highly fire-prone area in L.A. County.
Los Angeles Times
2 days ago
Assemblymembers Phil Ting and Ash Kalra have reintroduced the Clean Cars 2040 Act with the goal of banning the sale of passenger vehicles powered by internal combustion engines by 2040, with the California Air Resources Board playing a lead role.
SF Gate
5 days ago
The report from the Global Carbon Project, an international group of scientists who track greenhouse gas emissions, comes as a surprise as emissions had been relatively flat for the last four years. Global emissions this year will increase 2.7%.
The New York Times
6 days ago
A coalition of opposition groups claims that density is bad for the environment, and that the Minneapolis 2040 comprehensive plan should be stopped.
Star Tribune
December 5, 2018, 1pm PST
Despite statements to the contrary just a week ago, Macron reversed position and caved to the demonstrators' demands that upcoming fuel tax hikes be suspended.
CityLab
December 5, 2018, 12pm PST
As the federal government sends massive subsidies to encourage so-called clean coal technology, coal-burning power plants aren't sending less pollution into the air and into the earth.
Reuters
December 4, 2018, 7am PST
The 4th National Climate Assessment brought the reality of climate change to the regional and local level. The Carolinas provide a particularly poignant case study.
The Charlotte Observer
December 3, 2018, 1pm PST
The bill, which the council is likely to pass later this month, includes more ambitious renewable energy and clean vehicle mandates.
Utility Dive
December 3, 2018, 8am PST
Sprawl leads to more emissions, but the economic costs are also high. Policies and strategies that ensure compact growth are essential.
World Resources Institute
December 1, 2018, 11am PST
No corner of the county will escape unscathed.
Grist
December 1, 2018, 9am PST
The Accelerating Climate Resiliency Mini Grant Program will award grants to six to 15 projects, policies, and actions to protect people from the impacts of climate change.
Metropolitan Area Planning Council
December 1, 2018, 7am PST
Premier Doug Ford and the Progressive Conservatives party have left their mark on Ontario's signature climate change policy.
The Star
December 1, 2018, 5am PST
It's been expensive year for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' efforts to prevent environmental catastrophe in Lake Michigan.
Associated Press via Chicago Tribune
November 30, 2018, 12pm PST
Researchers from the University of Maryland and Texas A&M surveyed stormwater officials and synthesized the results. Their conclusion: "Rainwater is taking its toll on metropolitan America"
Slate
November 30, 2018, 11am PST
Controversial London-style congestion pricing won't be coming to French cities due to concerns sparked by the 'Yellow Vest' protests over an upcoming fuel tax hike, but President Macron stated the fuel tax increases will go forward in January.
Reuters
November 30, 2018, 9am PST
After a political stalemate, lawmakers now say they have a farm bill that will pass both the House and Senate.
The Washington Post