Environment

1 hour ago
Los Angeled has plenty of urban wildlife, but people don’t usually associate the city with the term biodiversity. L.A. County park planner Clement Lau offers a book review on the a book on that subject, "Wild LA."
UrbDeZine
4 hours ago
Mayor Pete Buttigieg was criticized for supporting carbon capture and carbon taxes, while Vice President Biden was accused of lifting phrases about carbon capture from a "pro-industry" group. But did the media get these stories right?
Common Dreams
Yesterday
The Regional Plan Association recently released a report targeting the climate risks associated with the older housing stock in Central Queens, New York City.
QNS
2 days ago
After five years of planning, a San Francisco trail now runs across the city linking neighborhoods and greenspaces.
San Francisco Chronicle
3 days ago
President Trump made good on his promise last October to lift the E15 ban in time for the summer driving season. Not mentioned by the Des Moines Register are the downsides to allowing the higher ethanol blend to be sold during the summer, e.g., smog.
Los Angeles Times
4 days ago
A cleanup of nuclear weapons waste at Washington State's Hanford Site was first outlined in 1989. But now, as state officials wrangle with the federal government, deadlines set in 2016 may still not be met.
The Los Angeles Times
4 days ago
A thought experiment compares the carbon impact of three new single family homes with the same block if it contained a duplex, a triplex, and a fourplex.
Sightline Institute
5 days ago
Fulton County, Georgia, home to Atlanta, adopted the "2019 Sustainability Plan + Resilience" earlier this month, focused on addressing the effects of climate change.
SaportaReport
June 10, 2019, 1pm PDT
Recent heavy rains and flooding have put the the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on the defensive about its flood control policies and procedures.
The New York Times
June 10, 2019, 6am PDT
The "War on Coal" is back, in the form of a new grassroots political campaign bankrolled by Bloomberg Philanthropies to decarbonize power generation by targeting existing coal power plants and halting the growth of natural gas replacements.
The New York Times
June 8, 2019, 9am PDT
The U.S. Forest Service has completed a management plan for the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument, and is ready to commence implementation.
San Gabriel Valley Tribune
June 7, 2019, 9am PDT
Much of the state political leadership in Texas has been slow to accept the existence of climate change, much less the role of the state's economy, land use, and infrastructure planning in exacerbating the crisis. Maybe this will help wake them up?
My San Antonio
June 7, 2019, 5am PDT
Toronto is preparing for the worst of climate change, but also the stresses of affordability, congestion, and aging infrastructure.
CBC News
June 6, 2019, 1pm PDT
The Iowa Supreme Court affirmed a lower court ruling that found that the Iowa Utilities Board was justified in giving the private owners of the Dakota Access Pipeline the use of eminent domain. Climate change was considered in the ruling.
Des Moines Register
June 6, 2019, 6am PDT
In the multi-family residential market of Washington, D.C., LEED-certified buildings ask higher rents of residents.
Urban Turf
June 5, 2019, 11am PDT
Three design proposals have been unveiled for the Taylor Yards parcel along the L.A. River.
Urbanize LA
June 5, 2019, 8am PDT
A motion in Vancouver, British Columbia, calls for reconsidering policies that site multifamily buildings on busy trucking corridors where diesel emissions are high.
The Star
June 4, 2019, 11am PDT
More coastal cities and communities are turning to the "soft" solutions of living shorelines—relying on "a combination of oyster reefs, oyster shells, rocks, marsh plants, and other natural materials can be an effective alternative to seawalls."
Vox
June 3, 2019, 12pm PDT
Copenhagen may have already met its bicycling goal of 50 percent of modal share for commuting, but it needs to improve the share for all trips. With less funding available, the city is pursuing low cost strategies, such as auto parking removal.
Forbes
June 1, 2019, 7am PDT
The Phoenix metropolitan area is growing again, but the water supply isn't. Many development plans derailed by the Great Recession won't find it easy to start where they left off.
Arizona Republic