Environment

December 3, 2016, 9am PST
The Southern California county has long been a pioneer in water management.
The Planning Report
December 2, 2016, 12pm PST
The young prime minister's approval to almost triple the capacity of the Kinder Morgan pipeline comes as a surprise given Trudeau's concern for climate change. He approved another Alberta oil sands pipeline but rejected a third.
The New York Times
December 2, 2016, 10am PST
Alaska is warming about twice as fast as the rest of the continental United States, and the state is heading for the warmest year on record. The government has identified at least 31 Alaska towns and cities at risk of destruction.
Alaska Dispatch News
December 1, 2016, 10am PST
California is working on a plan to adapt infrastructure statewide to the future impacts of climate change.
The Planning Report
December 1, 2016, 8am PST
An explosion on Nov. 2 forced GVEA to shut down the power plant earlier this month after struggling with a number of mishaps that have kept Golden Valley from bringing the Healy 2 plant online.
Alaska Public Media
November 28, 2016, 2pm PST
A new kind of building will soon rise in the United States: the wooden tower. Extensive testing by the US Department of Agriculture and the timber industry will soon make timber viable for high-rise tower construction.
Doggerel
November 28, 2016, 10am PST
Rebuilding and repairing New York City after Hurricane Sandy shows how climate change can exacerbate existing equity problems and that such disasters must spur efforts to rebuild fairly, not entrench existing problems.
The Nation
November 26, 2016, 9am PST
Traffic police in Mumbai have launched a campaign to cut down on unnecessary honking by motorists in the city of Mumbai
The Indian Express
November 26, 2016, 7am PST
We can’t simply rely on the federal government to solve the San Francisco Bay Area’s challenges. Time and time again, we have turned to local do-it-yourself solutions. This year, voters rolled up their sleeves and took matters into their own hands.
San Francisco Chronicle
November 24, 2016, 1pm PST
From the smallest scale to the largest, climate change has left no stoned unturned in its initial impacts on the planet and its species. Stay tuned.
Pacific Standard
November 23, 2016, 7am PST
Changes in state law that rolls back regulations on septic systems could spark more residential sprawl in Maryland's rural areas.
MyEasternShoreMD
November 21, 2016, 1pm PST
Since the U.K. government has done nothing to make Volkswagen pay for Dieselgate, Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, is asking VW to come up with 2.5 million pounds ($3 million) to compensate the city and its residents for the 80,000 diesel cars fitted
Cities of the Future
November 20, 2016, 11am PST
A lawsuit in the state of Washington between environmentalists and BNSF Railway over the environmental impacts of coal trains has been settled out of court.
Crosscut
November 18, 2016, 1pm PST
Methane wells are the dirty little secret of greenhouse gas emissions. A new study says they're a bigger problem than previously recognized in the state of Pennsylvania.
State Impact
November 17, 2016, 2pm PST
As the protests over the Dakota Access Pipeline continue, so does the legal wrangling.
KUOW
November 17, 2016, 1pm PST
American Rivers has created a toolkit for implementing stormwater utilityies
American Rivers
November 17, 2016, 12pm PST
A new report from the Nature Conservancy provides evidence of trees as a crucial component of public-health infrastructure.
Vox
November 17, 2016, 5am PST
What will our cities look like in the year 2050?
Doggerel
November 16, 2016, 7am PST
Last month, politicians, energy executives, and energy experts met in Istanbul for the 23rd World Energy Congress. The event gives global leaders a chance to coordinate energy policy, discuss new ideas, and seek solutions to climate change
Doggerel
November 15, 2016, 2pm PST
A compendium of the most discussed examples of news and commentary regarding the election of Donald Trump as President of the United States—but only what's directly relevant to the fields of planning and urban design.
Planetizen