Environment

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Can Trees Actually Deter Crime?

Believe it or not, a new study of canopy coverage in Baltimore suggests maybe they can.

Konstantin Dimopoulos

Blue Trees Heading to Seattle

An Australian artist hopes to get people thinking about deforestation by using the "powerful stimulant" of the color blue.

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Where the Green Jobs Are

Some 3.1 million people are employed in "green goods and services" jobs, but state patterns vary considerably.

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The Missing Link of Climate Change: Single-Family Suburban Homes

It doesn’t solve the problem to buy a hybrid and retrofit your house if all of that takes place 20 miles from your job

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The Transportation Planning Rule Every City Should Reform

A longstanding convention about how to measure congestion is being challenged in transit-first San Francisco

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Mapping the Age of Humans

How one organization is visualizing our impact on earth

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Do You Live in an 'Eco Neighborhood'?

The Earth Advantage Institute seeks to recognize communities that go beyond green

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Hardwood Floors, Marble Countertops, and a High Energy Efficiency Rating

As cities force buildings to disclose energy use data, buyers and renters alike can factor it in to their spending decisions

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Portland Commits to the World's Greenest Office Building

The Oregon Sustainability Center seeks to become America’s first project to meet the Living Building Challenge

Urban Brownfield Cleanup's Big Benefits

Redeveloping old industrial sites in cities not only reduces contamination, it also helps further smart growth

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Preserving the Environment with Cities, Not In Spite of Them

The best way to save wilderness is through strong, compact, beautiful communities