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Unburnable Fuels: Removing Reserves From The Balance Sheet (2013)
By Micha Tomkiewicz

Several recent reports suggest that markets are now overlooking the risk of ‘unburnable carbon.’ The share prices of oil, gas and coal companies depend in part on their reserves. The more fossil fuels a firm has underground, the more valuable its shares. But what if some of those reserves can never be dug up and burned? More…

Creating Livable 21st Century Cities (Winter 2002)
Fourth Of A Series
By Karen Walz

While the term 'livable community' often evokes an image of pleasant neighborhoods, inviting parks and friendly people, a city's economic health is equally important to its livability. Without jobs, few residents will choose to remain in those neighborhoods. Without thriving businesses, the local government will be unlikely to have the tax base to maintain those parks. Continuing economic vitality is also an important part of a community's sustainability over the long term.

Creating Livable 21st Century Cities (Spring 2001)
Third Of A Series
By Karen Walz

As we begin the 21st century, it is clear that emerging technologies and changes in the economy will have a significant impact on the shape of our urban areas. At the same time, the long-term viability of these areas will depend on the locational choices made by millions of individuals and businesses, choices that will be based on the same question as in past centuries - is this city a good place to live and conduct business? This series of articles explores the factors that help answer that question.

Creating Livable 21st Century Cities (Winter 2001)
Second Of A Series
By Karen Walz

What makes a livable city? What lessons can be learned from todayís cities so the cities of the future are both livable and sustainable? In this article, the examination of major postwar cities in the United States continues with an assessment of the characteristics that define these cities and distinguish them from older major cities...

Oil: More Costly Than You Think (Summer 2000)
By Lauren Poole

Every time gas prices rise, there is a public outcry to reduce the cost of oil. What most Americans donít realize, however, is that they have been paying a very high price for oil - but only a fraction at the gas pump - for years.

Restructuring the Global Economy (Winter 2000)
By Lester R. Brown

There has been more growth in world population since 1950 than during the preceding four million years -- from when we first stood upright. I donít think we have yet grasped the dimensions of the consequences of the sort of population growth that we are experiencing.

Internet & E-Commerce Have Major Enviro Benefits (Winter 2000)
By the Center for Energy and Climate Solutions

The emerging New Economy created by the Internet is producing more than just a business revolution: It is also generating enormous environmental benefits. By reducing the amount of energy and materials consumed by business - often dramatically - and increasing overall productivity, the Internet stands to revolutionize the relation between economic growth and the environment.

Livability and Community Renewal (Winter 2000)
By Congressman Earl Blumenauer

Recently (on the Charlie Rose show) Bette Midler was asked what she would do if she had an opportunity to start her career anew. What would she choose if she werenít an entertainer? And without missing a beat, she said she would be an urban planner.

Creating Livable 21st Century Cities (Fall 1999)
By Karen Walz

Livability. Smart growth. Sustainability. These are some of the phrases politicians, urban planners, developers and others use when describing the future of American communities. The words used by residents are more direct: safe, clean, affordable, friendly, with good jobs.

Urgent Infrastructure Needs Remain Unmet (Summer 1999)

One year after the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) outlined $1.3 trillion in critical infrastructure needs, the Society reports that urgent needs in the nationís school buildings, airports, water infrastructure and waste disposal systems remain unmet. However, the Society says the federal government has responded to the nationís surface transportation needs.

Applications For Chemical Microtechnology (Spring 1999)

Chemical processing systems are undergoing a transformation - and a dramatic reduction in size - that may soon allow groundbreaking applications in biohazardous conditions, fuel-cell-powered automobiles, and waste treatment.

Costs Of Auto Transportation High & Subsidized (Winter 1999)

A new report finds that total transportation-related costs average more than $10,500 per household, and that many costs of driving are born by all households, whether or not or no matter how little they drive.

Your Personal Smog Alert (Winter 1999)

Air quality information will be distributed using pagers in a test of an automated and personalized system for alerting people to unhealthful air. Likely users include coaches, teachers, joggers, parents, respiratory patients, and others.

Build It And They Will Ride (Fall 1998)

Use of the nation's public transit systems was up in 1997. Ridership for 1997 increased 2.8 percent over 1996, with Americans using public transit over eight billion times, according to the American Public Transit Association.

Mass Transit Critical To Chattanooga's Turnaround (Fall 1998)

"Chattanooga has undergone a renaissance, from being a city with severe environmental and economic problems to one with a revitalized economy and award-winning improvements to the living environment," according to Secretary of Transportation Rodney E. Slater.

Wind Power: The Missing Link In The Bush Energy Plan (Winter 2002)
By Lester R. Brown

The eagerly awaited Bush energy plan released on May 17, 2001, disappointed many people because it largely overlooked the potential contribution of raising energy efficiency. It also overlooked the enormous potential of wind power, which is likely to add more to U.S. generating capacity over the next 20 years than coal.

Calling The US' Bluff On Kyoto (Summer 2001)
By Christopher Flavin

President Bush has breathed new life into the global effort to combat climate change. In Europe, shock has turned to anger over Bush's hasty rejection of the Kyoto protocol. His rejection has also fostered a new determination to bring the protocol into force - without the US if necessary.

Dissatisfaction Guaranteed (Spring 2001)
By Dave Wann

It's like going into a room and forgetting what you came for, except in this case it's the whole culture, forgetting. We forget to ask, "What's an economy for?" En route to a brand new American millennium, we got detoured. Price tags and bar codes began to coat the surfaces of our lives, as every single activity became a transaction. Eating, entertainment, socializing, health, even religion - all became marketable commodities.

The Color Asphalt (Summer 2000)
By Hartmut Gerdes

I trust you are as pleased as I am to hear about the "hybrid" electric-gas powered smart car. In the future, weíll likely have cars powered by fuel cells. Hybrids produce far less environmentally or atmospherically damaging exhaust, and fuel cell powered cars will produce almost none.

Promise Ahead: A Vision of Hope and Action for Humanityís Future (Summer 2000)
By Duane Elgin

How grown up do you think humanity is? When you look at human behavior around the world and then imagine our species as one individual, how old would that person be? A toddler? A teenager? A young adult? An elder?

How Profit Shapes Urban Space (Spring 2000)
By Jeffery J. Smith

Like the rest of the universe, US cities keep expanding. Some time before the universe begins to contract, American metro regions may, too. What counterpart to gravity might suck suburbia back into the hole of our doughnut cities?

Environmental Stewardship Vs. Economic Devel. (Winter 2000)
By Walter McGuire

In the long term, the economy and the environment are inextricably linked. Today's economy depends heavily on the availability and cost of resources. Yet, we have built an economy that values resource consumption rather than stewardship.

Petroleum: Once Blessing, Now Curse (Winter 2000)
By Rod Diridon

Henry Ford's dream of mobility has had a staggering impact. The Nation has been provided mobility, jobs, exports, and an auto-worship that carries us physically and mentally from puberty to the grave.

Urban Living in the New Millennium (Winter, 1999)
By Jerry T. Estruth

The leaders of our cities are struggling to build transportation systems and to create communities that are livable and provide an environment friendly to people and animals. Slowly, awareness is growing and methods are being developed to enable us to build self-sufficient places to live in the future.

New Auto Fuel Economy Standards Needed (Winter 1999)
By The American Council For An Energy-Efficient Economy

Actions by the OPEC cartel and the resulting oil price shocks of 1973 and 1979 threw our economy into recession, costing millions of jobs and trillions of dollars of lost economic growth. We are headed for another oil price shock and more economic hardship if we don't reverse current trends.

Will History Repeat Itself (Winter 1999)
By The Alliance To Save Energy

Without further development of energy-efficiency technologies and products, the United States will miss an opportunity to increase its energy productivity and to give itself a cushion should events take an unexpected turn just as they did 25 years ago.

Plan B 3.0: Mobilizing to Save Civilization (2009)
By Lester Brown

In this updated edition of the landmark Plan B, Lester Brown outlines a survival strategy for our early twenty-first-century civilization. The scale and complexity of issues facing our fast-forward world have no precedent. With Plan A, business as usual, we have neglected these issues. In Plan B 3.0, Brown warns that the only effective response now is a World War II-type mobilization like that in the United States after the attack on Pearl Harbor. More…

Building An Economy for the Earth (Spring 2002)
Carpoolworld.com For Carpool Matching (Spring 2002)

Sprawl Costs Us All (Winter 2002)
New Cars Ranked for Environmental Impact (Winter 2002)
Driven to Spend by Sprawl (Winter 2002)

Key To Relieving Commuter Misery: Transit (Summer 2001)
Sustainable Practices Newsletter (Summer 2001)
"Making Transit Work" (Summer 2001)

Biodiesel Website Launched (Spring 2001)
Smart Growth Yields Environmental Benefits (Spring 2001)
CommunityViz Software Testing Underway (Spring 2001)
Solutions for a Sustainable Future (Spring 2001)
Reinventing Cities for the 21st Century (Spring 2001)
In The Fast Lane (Spring 2001)
Driven to Spend by Sprawl (Spring 2001)
Why Johnny Can't Walk to School (Spring 2001)

Choosing The Cleanest Car (Winter 2001)
Cars Ranked By Greenhouse Gas Emissions (Winter 2001)

One Click Green Lobbying (Fall 2000)
Sprawl Costs Us All (Fall 2000)

Sustainable Planning Tools Available (Summer 2000)
From Policy To Reality... (Summer 2000)

Smash Your Stereotypes Here (Spring 2000)
New Cars Ranked for Environmental Impact (Spring 2000)
How Much Does Your Vehicle Pollute? (Spring 2000)

Fuel Economy Guide 2000 (Winter 2000)
Ecological Land Use Planning (Winter 2000)
Smart Growth News (Winter 2000)

Sustainability Indicators: More & Better (Fall 1999)

Cities On The Rebound (Winter 1999)
Smart Growth: Economy, Community, Environment (Winter 1999)
Communities Explore Development Alternatives (Winter 1999)

Choosing Environmentally Friendly Vehicles (Fall 1998)

News Feeds & Summaries (2014)

Includes news feeds from the Environmental News Service and the United States Environmental Protection Agency. Also links to the complete News & Events archive. More…

Americans Say Helping Environment Creates Jobs (Spring 2002)
Growth Management Helps, Not Hurts, Affordability (Spring 2002)
New Greenways Plan Proposed for Kansas City Region (Spring 2002)
The Cars In Our Future (Spring 2002)

Study Finds Inadequate Road Maintenance (Winter 2002)
Congestion Driven By Sprawl (Winter 2002)
Gas Guzzlers Drive Off With Billions (Winter 2002)
Growing Pains Encourage Growing Smart (Winter 2002)

Institute Launched To Help Build Eco-Economy (Summer 2001)
The Big Apple Moves In New Ways (Summer 2001)

Federal Recycled Content Purchases Soar (Spring 2001)
Another Innovative Transit Alternative (Spring 2001)
Fuel Economy Progress Erased (Spring 2001)

Growth-Related Votes Reflect Complexity (Winter 2001)
A Rising Tide Of Urbanization (Winter 2001)
Growing Pains Encourage Growing Smart (Winter 2001)

Pennsylvania Sets Smart Growth Example (Fall 2000)
Gas Guzzlers Drive Off With Billions (Fall 2000)

Transportation & Community Preservation Workshop (Summer 2000)
Gore Livable Communities Initiative (Summer 2000)
Toyota Buys Green Power (Summer 2000)
Promoting Sustainability in the 21st Century (Summer 2000)
Rail-Volution 2000: Building Livable Communities with Transit (Summer 2000)

Livable Communities Proposal To Improve Transit (Spring 2000)
New York to Buy Clean Buses (Spring 2000)

States Ineffective In Cutting Sprawl (Winter 2000)
Congestion Driven By Sprawl (Winter 2000)
California Neighborhood Electric Vehicles (Winter 2000)
Global Warming Conference & Expo (Winter 2000)

Hot Nights, Summer In The City (Fall 1999)
Business Leaders On Smart Growth (Fall 1999)
Global Warming Policies: An Economic Engine (Fall 1999)
Conservatives Conserve: What Will They Think Of Next (Fall 1999)

Center Seeks Nominations for Ahwahnee Awards (Summer 1999)
Rail~Volution Ď99 (Summer 1999)
Transit Use Climbs Again (Summer 1999)
Specialty Electric Vehicle Conference (Summer 1999)
Lean, Clean, Mass Transit Machine (Summer 1999)

Seeking Suggestions For Sprawl Study (Winter 1999)
Public Transit Use Grows Again (Winter 1999)
Bikeway Paved With Recycled Tires (Winter 1999)
Study Finds Inadequate Road Maintenance (Winter 1999)
Federal Initiatives To Help Communities (Winter 1999)

American Farmland Trust Releases Sprawl Study (Fall 1998)
Terrain: Journal On Built & Natural Environ. (Fall 1998)

Resources For Promoting Sustainability (2014)

Includes resources for conference and campus activity planners, for authors and environmental journalists, for educators, for nonprofit leaders and organizations, and for political leaders and green advocates. More…

National Charrette Institute Launched (Spring 2002)
Pennsylvania Alternative Fuels Incentive Grants (Spring 2002)
Greenways Grants Available (Spring 2002)
Smart Growth Funding Guide (Spring 2002)

Smart Growth Fundersí Network Launched (Winter 2002)
Incentives for Zero Emission Vehicles (Winter 2002)
Insights For Difficult Decisions (Winter 2002)

Foundations "Leading The Field" (Summer 2001)

Grants from the Energy Foundation (Spring 2001)
Oregon Offers Livability Incentive Funding (Spring 2001)
Air Quality & Global Warming Grants (Spring 2001)
Incentives for Zero Emission Vehicles (Spring 2001)
Sustainable Communities Funding (Spring 2001)

Insights For Difficult Decisions (Winter 2001)
Recycling Grants In Tennessee (Winter 2001)

Funding For Land Use & Transportation Activists (Fall 2000)
Transportation & Community Grants Available (Fall 2000)

EPA Planning Innovative Community Grants (Summer 2000)
Maryland Creates Model Incentives (Summer 2000)
SF Bay Area "Transportation for Livable Communities" Grants (Summer 2000)

Preservation Pilot Grants Available (Winter 2000)
Funding for Projects Linking Bicycles & Transit (Winter 2000)

Smart Growth Fundersí Network Launched (Fall 1999)

Help Finding Alternative Fueling Stations (Summer 1999)

Conferences Prepare Design Professionals To Bid (Spring 1999)

Clean Cities Program Seeking New Members (Winter 1999)
Comprehensive CD-ROM On Electric Vehicles (Winter 1999)
Sprawl Watch Clearinghouse Online (Winter 1999)

New Alternative Fuel Vehicle Fleet Buyer's Guide (Fall 1998)
New Guide Helps Clarify Complex Clean Air Laws (Fall 1998)

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