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Pollution

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
January 21, 2019, 7am PST
Under the Trump administration, criminal prosecution of polluters is an historically rare activity.
Associated Press
October 31, 2018, 6am PDT
A report from the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) found that Chicago's South and West sides face more air pollution than the wealthier parts of the city.
Chicago Sun Times
October 23, 2018, 6am PDT
The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has a collection of infographics illustrating the use and waste of energy in the county and in specific states by year.
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
October 13, 2018, 1pm PDT
Driven by foreign demand, a surge in West Texas oil production is having adverse effects on the local populace, and contributes to climate change at a crucial moment.
The Texas Tribune
July 16, 2018, 11am PDT
Umair Irfan provides a post-mortem, of sorts, on the tenure of Scott Pruitt at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Vox
April 25, 2018, 9am PDT
The Miami suburb of Pinecrest, Florida would benefit greatly from a Bus Rapid Transit line on U.S. 1, argues City Councilmember James McDonald
Cities Speak
April 6, 2018, 10am PDT
Seattle has been putting its money where its mouth is with policies to discourage driving.
The Seattle Times