land use

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California talks a good game on land-use and climate change, but it's still a land of SUVs and sprawl

Published: 
Fri, 11/30/2018 - 11:05am

A decade ago, California lawmakers passed a groundbreaking law that was supposed to help fight climate change by curbing urban sprawl. Senate Bill 375 required the state’s 18 regional agencies to plan and design housing and transportation projects so people wouldn’t have to drive as much, cutting the greenhouse gas emissions responsible for global warming.

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By ordering new land-use plan, Trump could spark a fight in California deserts

Published: 
Fri, 03/16/2018 - 10:51am

It looks like a barren no man's land, but the vast desert outside Indio, Calif., has many suitors.

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The Economic and Environmental Costs of Wasted Food

Published: 
Tue, 04/29/2014 - 4:34pm
Category: 
Waste

Chinese diners are posting pictures of empty plates online, urging friends not to order more than they can eat. South Korea is charging for garbage removal by weight in hopes of persuading families to discard less food. 

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Fake Meats, Finally, Taste Like Chicken

Published: 
Thu, 04/03/2014 - 4:35pm
Category: 
Shopping & Food

Last May, Whole Foods recalled two types of curried chicken salad that had been sold in some of its stores in the Northeast. The retailer’s kitchens had accidentally confused a batch of “chick’n” salad made with a plant protein substitute with one made from real chicken, and reversed the labels.