April 8, 2009, 7am PDT
A slightly watered-down version of the traffic reduction methods the Chinese city of Beijing instituted in Summer 2008 to reduce congestion and pollution during the Olympics has been extended for another year.
March 1, 2009, 11am PST
The Los Angeles suburb of Industry has approved plans to build a stadium in the city in hopes of luring a football team back to the L.A. area.
February 6, 2009, 5am PST
Architect Oscar Niemeyer has released plans to build new iconic buildings near the UNESCO-protected cultural and government center he designed in Brasilia 50 years ago. But locals have voiced opposition.
December 21, 2008, 9am PST
Legal actions have been brought against more than a dozen Amish residents in Wisconsin and New York for building structures in their traditional style, but without building permits.
November 20, 2008, 1pm PST
Somalian pirates are creating a booming economy of caterers, luxury cars, and high-end chefs in the northern coastal towns of the impoverished country. "The pirates depend on us, and we benefit from them," said one shopkeeper.
October 20, 2008, 6am PDT
The Environmental Protection Agency has not done enough to control pollution from stormwater runoff in urban areas, according to a report from the National Academy of Sciences.
October 7, 2008, 8am PDT
Officials in Mexico are looking to crack down on rampant police corruption with an unlikely carrot: mortgages.
September 21, 2008, 5am PDT
Foreclosures and economic hardships have caused a proliferation of tent cities across the U.S.
July 13, 2008, 11am PDT
<p>A jury has awarded a poor rural Ohio neighborhood populated mostly by African Americans nearly $11 million, having determined that racist motives lay behind the water authority's decades-long refusal to supply water to the community.</p>
June 1, 2008, 1pm PDT
<p>Freight trains already face serious traffic on the nation's network of rails. If nothing is done, insiders project disaster in the near future.</p>
May 2, 2008, 12pm PDT
<p>The American Lung Association has released its 2008 State of the Air report, which ranks cities with the worst air pollution.</p>
April 20, 2008, 1pm PDT
<p>Responding to the growing backslash against cell phone chatter, the city of Graz, Austria has banned cell phone use on its public transit system.</p>
March 13, 2008, 8am PDT
<p>Recent reports are highlighting the dire effects climate change will have on transportation infrastructure.</p>
March 8, 2008, 11am PST
<p>Growth and rising populations have many Western states reconsidering dams.</p>
March 7, 2008, 2pm PST
<p>TV network officials have issued a formal apology for its tongue-in-cheek suggested mispronunciation of the name of the Massachusetts town of Athol in a recent ad.</p>
February 22, 2008, 6am PST
<p>A group of researchers is using mapping and satellite data to help cities quantify their tree canopy cover -- a move that is spurring efforts to increase tree planting in cities across the country.</p>
February 15, 2008, 10am PST
<p>Criticism of New Mexico's commuter rail system heats up as officials claim Rail Runner starves other transportation projects of funding.</p>
February 14, 2008, 6am PST
<p>The U.S. Treasury and HUD have announced a new program called Project Lifeline, to help at-risk mortgage holders.</p>
February 13, 2008, 2pm PST
<p>Israel's announced construction of more than 1,000 housing units in disputed East Jerusalem is being met with a hostile response from Palestinian officials, who claim the land as the future capital of an independent Palestine.</p>
February 13, 2008, 9am PST
<p>Bike sharing programs are being adopted by city organizations and private firms in Tucson.</p>