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Pollution

January 9, 2020, 12pm PST
Southern California’s Salton Sea has long struggled with environmental issues, but wetlands have been springing up and nurturing diverse ecosystems.
Los Angeles Times
January 6, 2020, 12pm PST
Cars and vehicle emissions are undoubtedly central to the climate change problem. The solution, however, might not be cleaner vehicles but rather a drastic change in our relationship to automobiles and driving.
The Guardian
December 24, 2019, 7am PST
As many as 1 million species are at risk of extinction if the world, including planning professionals and politicians, doesn't make big changes.
Vox
December 20, 2019, 11am PST
A new report says funding and staffing cuts at the state’s environmental protection agency could prevent it from adequately protecting public health and the environment.
Phoenix New Times
December 18, 2019, 6am PST
Despite the decades-long activities of environmental justice advocates in the Motor City, low-income and people of color bear the brunt of pollution in Detroit.
OneZero via Medium
November 20, 2019, 11am PST
Vehicle pollution is making cities around the world unlivable. Some cities have taken steps to curb auto use and emissions, with varying levels of success.
The New York Times
November 2, 2019, 11am PDT
Ascension Parish, Louisiana, located between Baton Rouge and New Orleans along I-10, would look like a typical affluent, growing suburb, if it weren't for the toxic pollution emitted from nearby petrochemical facilities.
The Advocate
July 13, 2019, 11am PDT
The Interstate 70 expansion project is affecting air quality in surrounding neighborhoods, where chronic illness is prevalent and residents feel their health and safety have not been priorities.
The Denver Post
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
June 22, 2019, 7am PDT
An algae bloom in the Gulf of Mexico has resulted in an oxygen-starved area the size of Massachusetts. Part of the problem is sewage runoff flowing south from Chicago.
Chicago Tribune
May 13, 2019, 8am PDT
Long used to promote inequality, zoning and land use are now helping to keep vulnerable communities safer and cleaner.
CityLab
April 27, 2019, 5am PDT
June Williamson explains the necessary components of the next generation of the suburban retrofitting project, and why these actions are so necessary.
Redesigning Cities via YouTube
April 16, 2019, 10am PDT
The Trump administration has spent the first two years of its time in office trying to overturn key provisions of the "Waters of the United States" rule.
KJZZ
March 29, 2019, 1pm PDT
Environmentalists challenged the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and won.
NRDC
March 22, 2019, 1pm PDT
Research shows racial disparities in exposure to air pollution as well as consumption of the goods and services that cause it.
NPR
Blog post
February 27, 2019, 2pm PST
Urban planners can play a role in ensuring the best possible waste management practices are implemented whenever possible.
Kayla Matthews
February 27, 2019, 12pm PST
Toledo, Ohio held a special election for voters to decide on the Lake Erie Bill of Rights.
Toledo Blade
February 22, 2019, 2pm PST
Voters in Toledo, Ohio could grant personhood status to the polluted and abused Lake Erie.
The Guardian
January 25, 2019, 1pm PST
A series of editorial sets an environmental agenda for new political leadership in the state of Florida. Reform of the state's planning and development processes are included.
TCPalm
January 25, 2019, 5am PST
The status quo is unhealthy for everybody.
The New York Times