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2 days ago
A new report from the U.S. Census Bureau offers a new approach to understanding the impact of disasters on local housing markets.
U.S. Census Bureau
3 days ago
After a series of failures last week sent flood waters spilling into Midland County, Michigan, property owners in the area are filing class action lawsuits to recoup their losses.
Detroit Free Press
3 days ago
President Trump has weakened protections for 35 million acres of public land, despite repeating his intentions to surpass the model for conservation set by President Teddy Roosevelt.
Center for American Progress
4 days ago
The novel coronavirus is outlasting the narratives of March 2020, and the country will have to reevaluate its assumptions to understand and respond to shifting threats as the public health crisis deepens.
The Washington Post
4 days ago
Research from Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health looks at the timing of the imposition of public health control measures, at the start of the pandemic and in the present if infections increase, to project lives saved or lost.
The New York Times
4 days ago
Sea-level rise has passed a tipping point in the Gulf of Mexico.
NOLA.com
5 days ago
The usual sounds of the city have subsided, replaced by birds and quiet that at times can be eery and unsettling.
The New York Times
6 days ago
The dam failures that sent residents of Michigan scrambling last week can be connected to the extreme weather events created by climate change, according to experts.
Inside Climate News
May 22, 2020, 6am PDT
North America has experienced a 5% jump in rates of cycling since the U.S. started staying home. As electric bikes enjoy impressive sales increases, cities around the world consider making the shift permanent by planning bike-friendly infrastructure.
The Verge
May 20, 2020, 8am PDT
A recently published study predicts a 4 to 7 percent decline in greenhouse gas emissions for 2020 compared to 2019.
The Washington Post
May 20, 2020, 7am PDT
Findings from graduating doctoral students undertaking urban-related research.
Penn IUR Urban Link
May 18, 2020, 9am PDT
What would a crisis response that finally overcomes the history of slavery and structural racism in the United States look like?
Next City
May 17, 2020, 5am PDT
Cities around the world are putting sustainability and climate change at the forefront of economic recovery plans.
The Guardian
May 15, 2020, 6am PDT
A trend toward allowing restaurants and retailers to expand operations to the public realm outside their brick and mortar confines is quickly gaining steam.
The Hill
May 15, 2020, 5am PDT
Two more stories to enter into the archive for the great debate of the coronavirus pandemic: How will the public health crisis change the future of cities?
Foreign Policy
May 14, 2020, 11am PDT
Missed in the non-stop coronavirus coverage of the past several months: plans to build a massive reservoir in North California have been scaled back dramatically.
The Mercury News
May 13, 2020, 7am PDT
Putting the scale in utility-scale solar.
Greentech Media
May 12, 2020, 11am PDT
Transportation activity is down considerably, but other sources of carbon dioxide are still going strong.
Grist
May 12, 2020, 10am PDT
Avoiding the effects of climate change should not be a privilege for the wealthy.
The New York Times
May 12, 2020, 8am PDT
The economic and health effects of coronavirus have spread unevenly across racial lines in the United States, as further revealed by new research from the Pew Research Center.
Pew Research Center