Environment

7 hours ago
The confirmation of David Bernhardt as Deputy Secretary of the Interior has upset environmentalists and advocates for public land.
The Washington Post
10 hours ago
To secure needed votes to pass a vital cap-and-trade bill, Brown made a deal with California's Republican lawmakers that could cost him his legacy infrastructure project—the high-speed train from Los Angeles to San Francisco.
San Francisco Chronicle
Yesterday
Gov. Jerry Brown, Peninsula congresswomen, including House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, and state legislative leaders gathered in Millbrae with shovels-in hands to mark the beginning of a four-year construction project to electrify Caltrain.
The Daily Journal
2 days ago
The National Park Service is looking for solutions to overcrowding at its most popular parks. The idea of an online reservation system might get its first test in Utah.
Associated Press via The Mercury News
2 days ago
Faced with "mounting costs" due to the impacts of climate change, a collection of coastal communities in California have taken legal action against the fossil fuel industry.
Associated Press via KPCC
2 days ago
New York's ability to feed itself with locally grown urban agriculture is only being partially realized. Better planning, specific to urban agriculture, would help.
The Wall Street Journal
3 days ago
A new CincyInsights dashboard shows recycling participation rates all over the city.
City of Cincinnati
4 days ago
A new map presents two scenarios: the temperature in 2100 if recent emissions trends continue unabated, and the temperature in 2100 with moderate emissions cuts.
Climate Central
5 days ago
The state of Colorado is growing quickly, and that means planners and developers will have to actively implement more efficient water infrastructure.
The Journal
6 days ago
The nation's only state-run, market-based program to reduce greenhouse gas emissions will continue until 2031 without fear of litigation, as it passed with the required two-thirds supermajority needed for tax increases, along with two related bills.
Planetizen
6 days ago
Look no further than the American Southwest for signs that human ingenuity is no match for the ability of the planet to reassert its power.
Pacific Standard
July 17, 2017, 2pm PDT
Seattle provides plenty of shade for residents to enjoy in the summer months.
The Stranger
July 17, 2017, 12pm PDT
The California Supreme Court sided with the San Diego Association of Governments on July 13 in the first court case to decide how regional planning agencies must meet state-required reductions in greenhouse gas emissions from transportation.
The San Diego Union-Tribune
July 17, 2017, 6am PDT
A new report from Bloomberg New Energy Finance predicts that due to a plunge in battery prices and improvement in battery technology, electric vehicles will be cost-competitive with gasoline vehicles in eight years. By 2040, they will outsell them.
Bloomberg BusinessWeek
July 16, 2017, 1pm PDT
Caling the upcoming vote on AB 398, which has created strange political bedfellows, "the most important vote of your life," Gov. Jerry Brown cast the decision as choosing between "massive new regulations" and market-based mechanisms.
San Francisco Chronicle
July 16, 2017, 9am PDT
Call it a reverse Chinatown.
Los Angeles Times
July 15, 2017, 9am PDT
Sea level rise is already flooding communities with such regularity that many residents are deciding to leave. The sea level rise tipping point will expand its reach as the climate changes.
San Francisco Chronicle
July 14, 2017, 11am PDT
The difference in lives saved between tsunamis that hit Crescent City, California in 1964 and 2011 was an early detection and warning system. Now it's up to Congress to save the $12 million system from the proposed cuts in Trump's budget.
Los Angeles Times
July 13, 2017, 2pm PDT
While premature to claim victory, a report from the San Francisco Chronicle suggests that the California Air Resources Board will prevail in a looming showdown with the U.S. EPA over whether to allow the state to set vehicle emission standards.
San Francisco Chronicle
July 12, 2017, 2pm PDT
A House of Representatives committee has different ideas about the spending priorities of the federal government when it comes to issues like a proposed border wall and the Great Lakes.
Detroit Free Press