Cities

Climate & Energy

Amid fire evacuations, Alberta oil production restarts

Companies are flying in workers to staff oil operations — because thousands of local workers have had to leave their homes.

Cities

Will Uber and Lyft learn anything from their defeat in Austin?

If the ride-hailing companies are smart, they'll start to work with local governments instead of trying to bully them into submission.

Cities

The Bay Area could get a whole new kind of climate tax

Voters will soon decide whether to impose a property tax that would generate revenue to restore key wetlands.

Cities

Cities and companies have pledged to fight climate change. Now what?

They’re making a lot of climate pledges, but they aren't being held accountable.

Cities

Why’s the rent so damn high? It could be Airbnb.

Critics blame the service for gentrification, displacement, and the rising cost of housing.

Climate & Energy

The Keystone movement goes global

No new fossil fuel proposal is safe.

Climate & Energy

The United Arab Emirates has a plan to make it rain: Build a mountain

If you have more money than water, why NOT build yourself a nice mountain?

Climate & Energy

Washington state will vote on a carbon tax this fall — but it’s complicated

The ballot initiative sparked a debate over what's better: a carbon tax or cap-and-trade.

Justice

Seattle’s new environmental justice agenda was built by the people it affects the most

It seeks policies that support equitable environments and create green paths out of poverty.