The Western Governors' Association and the US DOE begin Phase 1 of a 4-phase process, with initial designation of suitable zones for renewable power generation in the western US, Canada, and Mexico.
Planning & Growth
The Southern Environmental Law Center's top 10 places in America's South that face "immediate, potentially irreparable threats in 2009" represent a cross-section of the major environmental issues facing these states.
Are Peak Oil, the subprime mortgage mess and generational shifts ending Americans' love affair with the suburbs? That's what some high-profile urban planning types are postulating.
Lately the term "green infastructure" has gotten more specific as many cities seek more robust and cost-effective stormwater management.
This fall the US Green Building Council expects to launch its rating system for residential construction.
If you cover transportation or urban sprawl, keep an eye out for this year's Texas Transportation Institute mobility study.
Key resources of studies and statistics for human angles on environmental stories.
Disasters create hundreds of thousands of environmental refugees in U.S and the World.
Displaced people from disasters, climate change pose international social, economic and security threats
E-refugees grow in numbers, reflect threats to safety, security.