Environment

April 14, 2017, 11am PDT
According to scientists, increasingly salty lakes pose health risks not just to their fish and plant life but to the people who drink their water.
The Washington Post
April 14, 2017, 8am PDT
Nations have sunk billions of dollars into carbon capture and storage for coal plants and have little to show for it. A new natural gas demonstration plant outside Houston is confident it is up to the task — without using federal grants.
NPR
April 14, 2017, 6am PDT
What a difference a wet winter makes.
KQED
April 13, 2017, 2pm PDT
According to a report in The Telegraph, some U.K. cities want to use air pollution as a reason to remove speed bumps, Peter Walker argues this idea is ludicrous.
The Guardian
April 12, 2017, 6am PDT
The American Rivers advocacy group has released its annual report on the country's most endangered rivers, paying special attention to the threats posed to the country's waterways in new federal policies and budget plans.
American Rivers
April 11, 2017, 11am PDT
Oregon and Washington are implementing sensors that can detect and report an earthquake to communities with as much as a minute or two of warning.
KUOW
April 11, 2017, 8am PDT
Next month the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Authority will decide what type of buses to purchase to replace 1,000 aging diesel buses. Two op-eds in the Los Angeles Daily News present alternative viewpoints.
Los Angeles Daily News
April 11, 2017, 5am PDT
A new one-stop shop for green infrastructure solutions is available to planners and engineers challenged by flooding.
CityLab
April 10, 2017, 8am PDT
The nation's only state-run cap-and-trade program survived a legal challenge by the California Chamber of Commerce and the libertarian Pacific Legal Foundation when a state court of appeal ruled 2-1 that the program doesn't amount to an illegal tax.
Los Angeles Times
April 8, 2017, 9am PDT
If California is going to meet the new, steep emissions reductions required by a law passed last September, one of the most effective strategies will be to promote infill housing, according to a new report from University of California at Berkeley.
Builder
April 7, 2017, 7am PDT
Where aging infrastructure is concerned, most of us don't immediately think of old dams. But there are a lot of them. Environmental advocates want to see them go, and in recent years de-damming has picked up speed.
Next City
April 6, 2017, 8am PDT
A planning consultant hired by FirstEnergy is putting out the first speculative ideas for the future of a contaminated lakefront site of a most demolished power plant.
The Cleveland Plain Dealer
April 4, 2017, 11am PDT
With the high cost of land and housing in most major cities, why don't we just make the hundreds of "walkable" small towns in the United States more desirable places to live for average earners?
Shelterforce/Rooflines
April 4, 2017, 9am PDT
In the aftermath of the Measure S vote, members of the Los Angeles City Council have responded by pushing for expediting community plan updates and finding a sustainable source of funding for updating the region's plans.
The Planning Report
April 4, 2017, 7am PDT
Coastal communities are battling the near certain rising sea levels. As a result, many are faced with the choice to stay and rebuild their homes or begin the process of "managed retreat" away from vulnerable coastal areas.
WBUR
April 3, 2017, 1pm PDT
One of those Obama-era regulations that President Trump promised to ease is the Clean Water Rule, currently tied up in federal appeals court. The Department of Justice had asked the Supreme Court to discontinue the litigation.
E&E News [Subscription]
April 3, 2017, 12pm PDT
Revised transportation funding legislation is needed to meet California's ballooning infrastructure deficit, but it needs a supermajority to pass, and it contains a fatal flaw for clean air activists.
Streetsblog California
April 2, 2017, 5am PDT
Two widely cited University of Michigan transportation researchers urge consumers to drive more fuel efficient vehicles to reduce their own carbon emissions as President Trump works to relax vehicle fuel economy standards.
The New York Times
March 30, 2017, 2pm PDT
The American Society of Landscape Architects this week announced a list of green infrastructure priorities, full of specifics, without mentioning the Trump Administration.
ASLA The Dirt
March 30, 2017, 1pm PDT
Recently termed-out Mayor Ashley Swearengin sits down for an exclusive interview about how she planned for high speed rail investments, championed sustainable water management, and took steps to rebuild the local economy.
The Planning Report