Environment

June 4, 2017, 11am PDT
Blame it on the urban heat island effect.
KPCC
June 3, 2017, 5am PDT
The timing of the announcement of deeply ambitious energy goals by the city of Portland and the county of Multnomah was not coincidental.
The Oregonian
June 2, 2017, 12pm PDT
Adding insult to injury in a bad week for environmental causes, the Dakota Access pipeline began shipping oil this week.
Chicago Tribune
June 1, 2017, 2pm PDT
The decision means the U.S. will join Syria and Nicaragua as the only nations not to subscribe to the global agreement to reduce greenhouse gases. Trump attempted to leave the door ajar by stating that he would attempt to negotiate "a better deal."
The New York Times
June 1, 2017, 6am PDT
Throwing cold water on the latest "techno-optimism" for indoor, urban agriculture.
City Observatory
May 27, 2017, 7am PDT
The California governor, known for his outspoken climate advocacy, signed the nation's toughest fracking regulation bill in 2013. His response to those who want to ban fracking is that priority must be on reducing oil consumption.
San Francisco Chronicle
May 26, 2017, 11am PDT
The U.S. government will sue Fiat Chrysler Automobiles over software that allowed cars to pass emissions tests while letting out more pollutants than would be allowed.
The New York Times
May 26, 2017, 7am PDT
A California state senator has proposed to overhaul California’s cap-and-trade system explains the changes he wants to see.
The Planning Report
May 26, 2017, 6am PDT
The side of Mount Everest is no place for a crowd.
The Washington Post
May 25, 2017, 9am PDT
Federal agencies think the proposed Bay Delta tunnels are still too dangerous for endangered species.
The Sacramento Bee
May 25, 2017, 7am PDT
A garden in Pittsburgh has become the model for a movement to combine environmental reclamation with economic development.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - Powersource
May 25, 2017, 6am PDT
A new branch of the Lincoln Institute will focus on water planning, especially in the western United States.
The Daily Sentinel
May 24, 2017, 11am PDT
The Napa River's Oxbow bypass doubles as public park space and an outlet when the river floods. The project brought together local environmentalists and the business community.
San Francisco Chronicle
May 24, 2017, 9am PDT
Mayor Kevin Faulconer sees San Diego's Pure Water Program as proof of concept for other cities with uncertain water supplies. By 2035, the initiative aims to derive one-third of the city's supply from recycled wastewater.
Brookings
May 23, 2017, 10am PDT
When it refused to reconsider a 2016 ruling that mandated the state of Washington to broken culverts around the state, the 9th U.S. Circuit of Appeals put to rest a legal controversy ongoing since 2001.
The Seattle Times
May 20, 2017, 7am PDT
Engineers and scientists in Seattle are testing a new generation of shoreline infrastructure that hopefully can do a better job of letting people and wild animals—in this case salmon—coexist.
EarthFix
May 19, 2017, 12pm PDT
Colombia joins New Zealand and India as countries that have recognized the legal status of rivers in recent months.
International Rivers
May 19, 2017, 11am PDT
Apparently Michigan's largest electricity supplier did not receive the Trump memo that the Clean Power Plan will be rolled back as they are proceeding on a plan that will achieve even higher carbon emission reductions.
Detroit Free Press
May 19, 2017, 9am PDT
The fate of 26 national monuments hangs in the balance, as the Interior Department holds a review process. Public comment is open until July 10.
CNBC
May 18, 2017, 1pm PDT
A proposed $7.5 billion facility to export liquefied natural gas (LNG) from Oregon's south coast received a resounding vote of support on Tuesday from Coos County voters who rejected a ballot measure that would have banned its construction.
Oregon Public Broadcasting