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August 5, 2019, 7am PDT
Here's a trillion dollar real estate market on the coasts of the United States—and it's building itself into rising levels of risk.
The New York Times
August 2, 2019, 9am PDT
The Reno City Council this week approved a new, 165-page "Sustainability and Climate Action Plan."
The Nevada Independent
July 27, 2019, 11am PDT
If it emulated and adapted the scope of its predecessor, the Green New Deal could transform the country in fundamental ways, with builders, planners, and architects playing central roles.
Fast Company
July 27, 2019, 5am PDT
South Western Railway will be using its own solar panels to directly supply power to trains and partially eliminate its need for outside power.
Electrek
July 26, 2019, 11am PDT
In California, recovery after wildfires means many upfront investments by communities and the state.
The New York Times
July 26, 2019, 6am PDT
The Onion took some shots at presidential hopeful and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio after summer rain showers flooded streets and sent water cascading into the city's subway system.
The Onion
July 25, 2019, 9am PDT
Politicians in California are trying to plan for a rising sea, but some have stopped using the phrase “managed retreat” because they feel it derails the process.
San Diego Reader
July 19, 2019, 2pm PDT
Water is encroaching on neighborhoods and shorelines in Detroit at rare levels. Those impacts and many more are considered only a preview of what's to come when the worst effects of climate change strike the Great Lakes region.
The Detroit Free Press
July 19, 2019, 7am PDT
Washington State released a report detailing the business case for connecting Seattle to Portland and Vancouver by high-speed rail.
Business in Vancouver
July 19, 2019, 5am PDT
Predicting the future of challenges facing cities isn't very hard when the future is already staring cities right in the face.
Meeting of the Minds
July 18, 2019, 1pm PDT
There are more than 90,000s dams in the U.S.; many will never be visited by federal or state inspectors.
Yale Environment 360
July 15, 2019, 7am PDT
In a scathing response to arguments in favor of a "slow growth" ordinance in Lakewood, Colorado, Mike Eliason rebukes the idea that capping growth is a green policy.
Medium
July 12, 2019, 12pm PDT
Atmospheric river seems like a phrase that has only recently entered the parlance of the times, but the state of California has seen enough of the idea in action want to know more, and prepare for more.
Water News Network
July 11, 2019, 12pm PDT
Two companies so far have purchased carbon credits through the newly public program in Washington State's King County.
KUOW
July 10, 2019, 9am PDT
The city of Seattle has taken the first steps toward creating a "Green New Deal." Now comes the hard part of deciding on specific policies.
The Urbanist
July 10, 2019, 5am PDT
Land use regulations provide exhibit A in this indictment of the American legal system's support for a murderous and destructive dependence on automobiles for transportation.
The Atlantic
July 8, 2019, 7am PDT
A new study suggests planting enough trees to cover a landmass the size of the United States.
Associated press via WHYY
July 3, 2019, 5am PDT
Candidates drop names for a reason.
CityLab
July 2, 2019, 12pm PDT
Sprawl might relieve the housing crisis, but it would also exacerbate the climate crisis. Tough choices will be necessary in regions like San Diego, where the question of where to accommodate growth is very much in question.
The San Diego Union-Tribune
July 2, 2019, 5am PDT
The Rockefeller Foundation has cited costs and a new strategic direction to explain why it abruptly cut off the program this year. While the work may live on in some form, the move underscores the risks of relying on private funding.
CityLab