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environmental impact

November 27, 2019, 8am PST
Unlike for land use regulations, state law doesn't require Caltrans to switch from Level of Service to Vehicle Miles Traveled in measuring the environmental impact of projects. The state department of transportation is making the change anyway.
Streetsblog California
August 26, 2019, 9am PDT
A proposal for a large development in the Coachella Valley, near Joshua Tree National Park, is facing obstacles once again as the planning commission fails to recommend the plan move forward.
Desert Sun
July 30, 2019, 2pm PDT
The potential benefits of building tall buildings with wood are numerous.
The Guardian
April 26, 2019, 10am PDT
Four months after formally recognizing climate change as an emergency, the Vancouver City Council considers six large-scale changes to dramatically reduce city-wide carbon emissions.
Vancouver Sun
August 15, 2018, 10am PDT
A hill of yellow metal and black tires sits in a Dallas recycling facility, Mayor, Mike Rawlings is not happy.
Jalopnik
February 19, 2017, 9am PST
To avoid accidents and conserve fuel, UPS trucks sometimes take circuitous routes on their deliveries, avoiding left turns.
Quartz
January 29, 2015, 8am PST
With the turnover of leadership in the Senate to Republicans in January, the only Keystone question was whether advocates had enough votes to override a promised presidential veto. Turned out they were unable to overcome the first filibuster of 2015.
Politico Pro
January 13, 2015, 9am PST
A lawsuit by the Des Moines water utility could change the way the farming industry mitigates its environmental impacts.
Grist
July 3, 2013, 9am PDT
As substantial state and federal subsidies for electric cars continue, and the number of vehicles on America's roads climbs, a new article is raising questions about their environmental benefits over conventional cars.
DC.Streetsblog
August 10, 2009, 11am PDT
Writer Colin Beavan set a goal for his family to live a year in New York with no impact on the environment. A new documentary film follows their travails as meat, cosmetics, and trash bags get packed away.
WorldChanging
December 9, 2008, 10am PST
Around Puget Sound, the spreading suburban fringe is changing the types of birds that live in those areas, pushing some out and attracting others. 'It's a change in who's top,' says a local biologist.
The Seattle Times