Environment

August 15, 2016, 2pm PDT
One of the Pacific Northwest's remaining coal export facility proposals was dealt what could be a final blow in state court last week. Some are describing such projects as zombies "shambling forward unaware that their heart has stopped beating…"
The Oregonian
August 15, 2016, 11am PDT
Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards is describing the flooding in Southeast Louisiana as an "unprecedented and historic flooding event."
The New Orleans Times-Picayune
August 15, 2016, 8am PDT
There's good but guarded news on drinking water. Lead levels are lower, below the federal action threshold, but residents are advised not to drink it without using filters. A federal state of emergency in effect since January was lifted Sunday.
Michigan Radio
August 15, 2016, 5am PDT
A new policy from the Obama Administration asks government to calculate, and attempt to lower, their carbon emissions.
Washington Post
August 14, 2016, 5am PDT
Climate researchers are hoping to coordinate the efforts of Midwest cities toward creating plans and working toward more holistic approaches to climate change.
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
August 10, 2016, 12pm PDT
In the long struggle to reduce the impacts of climate change, we may have finally hit a positive milestone, as China's use of coal peaked in 2014.
The Guardian
August 9, 2016, 11am PDT
The city of Sacramento, California, known as the City of Trees, is nearing the finish line on a heavily debated ordinance to create new regulations for the management of trees.
The Sacramento Bee
August 8, 2016, 11am PDT
Legislation to reauthorize the California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006 is in peril due to 'a powerful bloc of business-friendly Democrats' who are uneasy about its impact on businesses, particularly Big Oil, due to higher energy costs.
CALmatters
August 8, 2016, 7am PDT
Being a person of color in the United States means being physically vulnerable to both environmental hazards and police violence, two professors argue.
CityLab
August 7, 2016, 5am PDT
The Guardian sets out on a global trek to find the most water-stresses cities in the world.
The Guardian
August 6, 2016, 9am PDT
Funding from California's Environmental Protection Agency to put zero-emissions car sharing programs into disadvantaged communities met with strong interest last year. Now the agency is expanding the program, with the opportunity for bike shares.
Next City
August 5, 2016, 2pm PDT
A small group of residents in Ocean County, New Jersey have lawyered up to resist a state and federal project to build 22 miles of sand dunes to protect the New Jersey coast.
The Record
August 5, 2016, 12pm PDT
A long and contentious battle, including threats fro the U.S. Environmental protection Agency, could soon find resolution.
The Daily News
August 5, 2016, 10am PDT
2015 was basically the Michael Phelps of climate change, according to a new report.
Pacific Standard
August 4, 2016, 11am PDT
The National Park Service is evolving its role to keep pace with a changing world.
ASLA The Dirt
August 4, 2016, 8am PDT
The plans for one of California's most expensive, and controversial, projects are moving forward as the clock ticks on the Obama Administration's time in power.
The Sacramento Bee
August 3, 2016, 10am PDT
Political leaders are still seeking support for the Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River Plan 2014, which has been circulating since November 2014.
American Rivers
August 2, 2016, 6am PDT
New research has found a link between drug dealing and certain urban environments, which researchers believe can lead to better policing strategies.
London School of Economics and Political Science American Politics and Policy Blog
August 1, 2016, 8am PDT
Vanpooling in a gasoline powered vehicle is heavily polluting, according to Green Commuter, a new car share and vanpooling service that rents all-electric vehicles, such as the Tesla Model X.
Auto Rental News
July 31, 2016, 1pm PDT
Some good news from the fight against climate change.
Climate Central