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.
October 25, 2012, 7am PDT
With wind turbines, a "daylighting" system, and charging stations for electric cars, Chicago's Greenway Self-Park bills itself as the city's first "earth friendly parking garage." John Greenfield asks, can a downtown garage truly be eco-friendly?
December 1, 2011, 11am PST
This year, the Environmental Protection Agency looked at "articulate" city plans that aimed for a more sustainable future. There were five plans across that nation that were awarded for "achievement in smart growth."
November 8, 2011, 8am PST
Op-ed columnist Andrew Ross notes that while some progressive cities are being lauded for sustainable, green design, most American cities struggle to achieve sustainable results that are available to all residents.
October 27, 2011, 10am PDT
Many sport agencies are realizing the benefits of going green. John McHale Jr., executive vice president at M.L.B. said “just because you can’t do everything doesn’t mean you can’t do something.” Many others are doing their part to help as well.
October 26, 2011, 1pm PDT
Zipcar is a car sharing service based in Cambridge, Mass. The program allows you access to a car for either several hours or the whole day. Illinois contracted with the company giving its state employees access to nearly 500 vehicles.
October 14, 2011, 2pm PDT
In a recent episode of The Discovery Channel's "Mythbusters," hosts Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman concluded that cars are a greener mode of transportation than motorcycles.
October 14, 2011, 11am PDT
The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) is fighting with Congress to extend a popular federal incentive program. Set to end on December 31 this year, the group states that the program could create 37,400 more jobs and add nearly 500 megawatt.
October 11, 2011, 1pm PDT
At the European Future Energy Forum (EFEF) 2011, Masdar City displayed business opportunities to companies in renewable energy and clean technology as well as service providers in that industry.
October 5, 2011, 8am PDT
In Washington, D.C., Capital Bikeshare just celebrated its "1st Birthday Bash" according to Coleen Gentles.
September 12, 2010, 5am PDT
The Environmental Protection Agency has named five state capitals as its first group of cities in a new effort called Greening America's Capitals.
September 2, 2010, 1pm PDT
In Portland, two examples of how stealthy implementation of solar-powered technology is changing the rhythm of daily life.
August 27, 2010, 10am PDT
This piece from <em>Fast Company Design</em> looks at plans for an eco-conscious-yet-inappropriately lush desert development being planned in Oman, and wonders whether a project so out of place will actually work.
June 20, 2009, 9am PDT
The National Building Museum recently held a session on Sustainable Sites Initiative, which outlines voluntary guidelines for sustainable practices.
June 16, 2009, 10am PDT
Residents in an Oxnard neighborhood install a community garden which will provide them with fruits and vegetables.
June 2, 2009, 11am PDT
Consumers in India, Brazil, and China scored the highest (and those in the U.S. the lowest) in a survey conducted by National Geographic and Globescan for green behavior.
May 5, 2009, 11am PDT
<em>Grist</em> lists the top 15 green-leaning mayors in America.
April 18, 2009, 9am PDT
Green Living magazine gives kudos to Canada's leading cities in terms of energy, water, density and bike-friendliness.
January 2, 2009, 5am PST
Inhabitat selects their top 10, ranging from DIY bicycles to the fall of the S.U.V. Notably, transit is barely mentioned.
June 11, 2008, 12pm PDT
<p>Thanks to industrialized agriculture, there’s a wide gulf between those who produce food and those who consume it. Too many city-dwellers lack access to nutritious, non-processed foods. Dave Steel thinks that urban agriculture is the key.</p>