June 26, 2016, 7am PDT
As a result of a critical lawsuit that California high-speed rail opponents lost last March, a bill to release $1.1 billion in 2008 bond funds has been advanced to fund high-speed rail 'bookend' projects, particularly Caltrain electrification.
April 11, 2016, 9am PDT
A private developer is pursuing a proposal that would invest $8 billion in a freight line in the Midwest.
June 29, 2015, 10am PDT
In a close ruling, the Supreme Court decided the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency had not properly considered the costs of new regulations limiting mercury and other emissions.
December 18, 2014, 10am PST
Six chemical company employees have been charged, under the Clean Water Act, for an incident earlier this year that left 300,000 West Virginia residents without safe drinking water for more than a week.
May 27, 2014, 12pm PDT
The special status of "senior rights holders" among California water interests is well documented. Not as well documented is the system which allows errors in water use reports to protect the interests of a fortunate few.
October 13, 2011, 10am PDT
Before Katrina, New Orleans was unfriendly and unpopular for cyclists. Today, the city has 15 streets with bike lanes totaling 40 miles of bike pathway, and is gunning to be as bike-friendly as Portland or Seattle.
September 28, 2011, 2pm PDT
A study by the National League of Cities says how the economic recession has finally started to hit cities as property- and income-tax have decreased. Cities are balancing their budgets through layoffs, canceled construction projects or raised fees.
June 30, 2011, 1pm PDT
The U.S. Conference of Mayors expect the number of challenges to be higher than the 1,200 challenges filed for the 2000 Census because regions claimed to have received low population counts.
May 27, 2011, 9am PDT
With plans to greatly reduce seating capacities and export an entire stadium, Qatar is hoping to reduce the negative long-term impact of its hosting of the 2022 World Cup.
May 5, 2011, 8am PDT
Officials in Detroit have demolished 3,000 buildings over the course of the last year, a goal set by Mayor Dave Bing.
August 20, 2010, 2pm PDT
Officials in Southern Sudan are floating a fleet of proposals to build new cities in the shape of animals and fruits.
August 5, 2010, 9am PDT
A town in New York has been using satellite imagery from Google Earth to identify illegally-built pools.
June 26, 2010, 11am PDT
In the face of an $800 million budget gap, the MTA just blinked, closing the W and V lines on Friday night. More than 30 bus routes are also scheduled to close in an effort to save $93 million.
May 18, 2010, 10am PDT
The new "Sex and the City" movie was set -- but not shot -- in Abu Dhabi. Now officials there are trying to decide whether or not to release the film to local audiences, as the city tries to control its brand and image.
August 11, 2009, 4am PDT
The recent corruption bust that resulted in the arrests of more than 40 people in New Jersey shows the interesting shape of the development process in the state.
July 24, 2009, 10am PDT
It's going to cost Brazil more than $42 billion in infrastructure costs to host the 2014 soccer World Cup, according to a recent report.
July 24, 2009, 8am PDT
The drama over water between Florida, Alabama and Georgia is heating up, as a U.S. District Court ruled recently that Georgia's withdrawals from Lake Lanier are illegal. It's going to have to find a new source of water -- and inter-state cooperation.
June 30, 2009, 12pm PDT
That's the ratio on summer weekends downtown in Newport, Rhode Island. A coalition of local businesses, advocates and city officials are brainstorming solutions.
June 26, 2009, 9am PDT
Residents in 600 American neighborhoods are breathing air with levels of pollution that put them at an elevated risk of developing cancer.
May 1, 2009, 6am PDT
The $8.5 billion CityCenter casino complex designed for the Las Vegas Strip had been stalled over financial issues between two of the funders, but now an agreement has been reached and the mega project is set to complete on time.