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By Laurie Mazur / On January 23rd, 2019

When you think of toxic chemicals in the environment, what comes to mind? Perhaps a belching smokestack, or a pipe discharging chemical waste into your local river. You probably don’t think of your living room. But you should.

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By Daniel Imhoff / On January 22nd, 2019

Maintaining the status quo in the farm bill might feel like a victory to some, but long-time farm bill expert Dan Imhoff says it still won’t support the kinds of agriculture we need most as the climate warms.

By Samantha Harvey / On January 18th, 2019

A healthier planet requires an overhaul of our economic system, and workers collaborating with climate justice movements would be doubly powerful. But the connections between them aren’t widely known.

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By Daniel Imhoff / On January 17th, 2019

It is time for farmers and policy makers to jointly create a legislation that provides both for the survival of the planet and allows them to survive financially with ongoing taxpayer funding. There is no other sane option.

By Daniel Reich / On January 14th, 2019

The stakes are high. If we fail to curb greenhouse gas emissions, we must brace for a hotter, more fiery future.

By Jill Ryan / On January 7th, 2019

Toxic chemicals with known health impacts have contaminated drinking water in Michigan and across the nation. Government agencies have concealed the dangers. Sound familiar?

By A. Stanley Meiburg / On December 24th, 2018

The death of George H.W. Bush is cause to honor a man who made it possible for all Americans to breathe cleaner air. It also reminds us that partisan politics need not obstruct progress toward a healthier environment.

Trains, Buses, People by Christof Spieler | An Island Press book

By Jen Hawse / On December 21st, 2018

Jeffrey Wood of The Overhead Wire is joined by Christof Spieler who wrote the new book, Trains, Buses, People...

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By Gary Paul Nabhan / On December 17th, 2018

Instead of compensating soybean farmers for losses, we should pay them to plant native perennials to protect bees and butterflies.

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By Jen Hawse / On December 12th, 2018

Public transit consultant and author Jarrett Walker uses the metaphor of the elephant and the wine glass to talk about the things we know are true about space in cities. Interview from The Rail~Volution podcast featuring the plenary conversation at Rail~...

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