November 1, 2014
As bears, cougars and other predatory animals range closer to cities, wildlife agencies are rethinking how best to keep both people and animals safe.
July 1, 2014
The more water people save, the more money utilities lose. They're looking far afield for a solution.
October 22, 2012
More and more cities are using forests to absorb carbon dioxide and offset greenhouse gas emissions.
September 24, 2012
As the federal law approaches its 40th anniversary, there is still a lot of debate over what bodies of water the act protects.
August 27, 2012
Xeriscaping and other outdoor water conservation efforts are starting to spread to unlikely regions.
July 23, 2012
More than 60 million people get their water from national forests. But ash and debris from big fires can make the water undrinkable.
June 25, 2012
It is always at the mercy of budget cuts in tight fiscal times, but new green industries might make recycling too valuable to cut.
May 29, 2012
To keep Americans eating healthful, fresh-off-the-farm food, states and localities are establishing regional food policies.
April 20, 2012
Philadelphia officials hope the city’s redesigned stormwater fees will lead to imaginative private financing that will help rehabilitate watersheds.
March 26, 2012
Street sweepers, snow plows and fire trucks will soon be cleaner and more fuel efficient under new emissions standards.
August 31, 2008
Late this month, 10 Northeastern states will conclude an auction like no other in American history. What's up for grabs is not art or property. It's...
April 30, 2008
Clearly, residents of San Diego would rather not drink their own wastewater. The first time the idea of it came up, about a decade ago,...
August 31, 2007
Back in the summer of 1966, a rock group named the The Standells enjoyed their only major hit, "Dirty Water." The words were inspired by Massachusetts'...
July 31, 2007
Most dry summer months, somewhere in the country, a wildfire flares into a fearsome sight that fills the sky with harrowing flames and forbidding columns...
May 31, 2007
It's tough to imagine that steamy Florida may be running out of water. Yet state and local water managers this spring barred homeowners from sprinkling...
April 1, 2007
Despite spending millions on security upgrades, drinking-water systems
are still vulnerable to sabotage.
January 31, 2007
The Colorado city's citizens are going along with a "carbon tax" to control greenhouse gases that affect the climate.
No doubt the new U.S....
September 1, 2006
Sophisticated new tests reveal small amounts of steroids and other
drugs in drinking water. How big a threat are these contaminants?
April 1, 2006
New federal rules are forcing utilities to significantly upgrade how
they treat drinking water supplies.
November 1, 2004
Wolves are back in Montana, and many of the citizens are upset about it. Carolyn Sime has the task of calming people down.Carolyn Sime had a stress-free job in the Montana backcountry that any lover of the outdoors would envy.
December 1, 2003
Localities are learning to capitalize on nature's own plumbing system.
June 1, 2003
Cities that tap private companies to run water systems often are
hiring overseas firms. Some find that hard to swallow.
November 1, 2002
When windmills are sited near scenic spots, environmental groups say
that's too high a price to pay for green power.
December 1, 2000
The new rules on safe drinking water are both better and worse for
states and localities.