Climate Change

Blog post
April 13, 2018, 5am PDT
According to to a recent study, methane gas produces a much larger greenhouse effect than previously thought. Planners can act to limit the environmental impact of methane.
Kayla Matthews
April 12, 2018, 5am PDT
The doomsday scenario for sea-level rise in New Jersey is worse than that of almost any other state.
USA Today
April 5, 2018, 2pm PDT
Despite the increasing number and intensity of natural disasters, some vulnerable states are relaxing building regulations and leaving the federal government to pick up the tab when tragedy strikes again.
Bloomberg
April 4, 2018, 9am PDT
American exurbs growing again, after brief period of urbanization.
Brookings Institute
March 30, 2018, 1pm PDT
Whatever the cause, a smackdown from Mother Nature seems inevitable. But Scott Doyon says that doesn't mean we can't still advance and persevere.
PlaceShakers
March 27, 2018, 11am PDT
The Ohio city recently announced a plan to build the nation's largest municipally owned onsite solar array. The plan builds on a decade of increasingly ambitious climate action.
Yale Climate Connections
March 20, 2018, 6am PDT
Coming off a year of historically catastrophic extreme weather, the Federal Emergency Management Agency has decided to avoid using the "double C word."
Vox
March 18, 2018, 11am PDT
As a result of a federal court ruling on March 12, the Environmental Protection Administration will be compelled to do what it should have done by October 1: Identify regions of the country where the air quality violates smog standards.
CALmatters
March 16, 2018, 10am PDT
After recent resignations, there's a new part of the job description: "maintain a sort of firewall between their scientific work and any political agendas."
Pacific Standard
March 13, 2018, 12pm PDT
A Rutgers professor restores natural processes to help shorelines adapt to rising sea levels.
The Harvard Gazette
March 13, 2018, 11am PDT
The state's widespread practice of supplying unlimited untreated water to homes may be part of the reason it has to spend billions on a new pipeline and dam.
Water Deeply
Feature
March 11, 2018, 1pm PDT
Insight into the hard work of implementing the New Urban Agenda.
Michael Mehaffy
March 9, 2018, 10am PST
After the worst wildfire season ever, changes to local land use and state insurance rules essentially ensure that the same thing will happen again.
Bloomberg BusinessWeek
March 5, 2018, 9am PST
According to new research, the tragic impact of Hurricane Maria lingered for months after the storm hit Puerto Rico on September 20, 2017, and at far greater magnitude than the federal government has acknowledged.
Chicago Tribune
March 2, 2018, 12pm PST
Climate change and coastal development are combining to stamp out important ecological landscapes.
KPCC
February 26, 2018, 7am PST
Climate change is already causing displacement on a massive scale.
Rolling Stone
February 24, 2018, 1pm PST
A recent study from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) predicts some of the economic impacts of climate change.
Governing
February 17, 2018, 6am PST
One of the nuggets included in the Regional Plan Association's Forth Plan, released in late 2017, is a proposal to create a national park out of the New Jersey Meadowlands.
Curbed New York
Blog post
February 14, 2018, 7am PST
Thanks to innovative advancements in permeable pavements and vertical farming, modern urban planning takes an action-oriented approach that retains its traditional focus of meeting residential needs.
Kayla Matthews
February 12, 2018, 2pm PST
How can President Trump, who has made environmental regulation rollbacks and climate denial trademarks of his administration, be expected to select projects for his infrastructure plan that must weather climate change?
The New York Times