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Environmentalism

October 8, 2019, 10am PDT
What could have been the first new freeway for Los Angeles County in decades might now only mark the end of an era.
Streetsblog LA
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
June 26, 2019, 12pm PDT
One of the great environmental success stories in the nation, manifested by the joy of paddling a river.
Cleveland.com
May 17, 2019, 12pm PDT
It's not all gloom and doom for the environment.
Outside
October 1, 2018, 8am PDT
A zoning history dating back to the 19th century still has significant impacts on the city’s housing in the present day.
Collectors Weekly
July 29, 2018, 1pm PDT
One finding from a new statewide survey, "Californians and the Environment," suggests that the environment is becoming a more bipartisan issue, but that finding is still subject to interpretation. What isn't is the top environmental issue: water.
San Francisco Chronicle
July 26, 2018, 2pm PDT
It's been 30 years since James Hansen told Congress about global warming. We might call it climate change these days, but Hansen was right.
Associated Press via The Mercury News
May 14, 2018, 9am PDT
Though the California housing bill was a high-profile failure for pro-development activists, there are initiatives all over the country that carry its spirit.
CityLab
Blog post
March 19, 2018, 6am PDT
Why do green transportation policies attract less intense support than environmentalist policies related to waste and litter?
Michael Lewyn
December 24, 2017, 1pm PST
San Gabriel Valley Tribune reporter Steve Scauzillo turns the words of the poem "A Visit from St. Nicholas," by Clement Clarke Moore into an environmental message.
San Gabriel Valley Tribune
September 26, 2017, 5am PDT
A coalition of government bodies from eight states around the country has sued the Trump Administration, claiming that the U.S. DOT unlawfully suspended an emissions accounting rule.
NRDC Blog
August 20, 2017, 7am PDT
This documentary complicates what can seem like a stark partisan divide on the environment, highlighting the many heartland residents who do conservation work.
Pacific Standard
June 7, 2017, 8am PDT
Terrestrial is all about how the changing environment impacts, and is impacted by, our personal lives.
KCTS
April 28, 2017, 9am PDT
Like music, environmentalism's tenets evolved from precedent, and Kaid Benfield hopes they are evolving still.
PlaceShakers
April 21, 2017, 9am PDT
Plans for a wind energy facility have been vacated after environmentalists successfully challenged the environmental review for the project.
AP via The Oregonian
January 27, 2017, 7am PST
There are similarities between the policy actions of former Prime Minister Stephen Harper's Conservative government and the nascent Trump Administration. The differences in approach between these two examples are also telling.
The Atlantic
January 22, 2017, 9am PST
A lawsuit marks the latest twist in an ongoing legal battle over what conservationists consider one of the most important waterfowl sanctuaries in the country.
The Oregonian
December 19, 2016, 6am PST
The Trump Administration's politics could provide a nudge to bring environmentalism back to its roots in social justice.
The Atlantic
November 4, 2016, 1pm PDT
The Trump Campaign released a policy statement this week that puts some skin in the game on the Republican candidate's climate change denials.
Bloomberg BNA
June 20, 2016, 9am PDT
Part literature review, part political appeal, this article makes the case for rethinking the concept of what makes plants native—especially in the face of climate change.
UGEC Viewpoints