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By Will Selman / On April 25th, 2018

How could considering the “feminine” in urbanism change the future of our cities for the better?

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By Katharine Sucher / On April 20th, 2018

In Twenty Years of Life, award-winning health journalist Suzanne Bohan exposes the disturbing flip side of the American dream: your health is largely determined by your zip...

By Kyler Geoffroy / On April 19th, 2018

Health journalist Suzanne Bohan chats with Infinite Earth Radio podcast about her new book Twenty Years of Life and how to challenge public health inequity. 

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By Katharine Sucher / On April 18th, 2018

They are crossing continents and climbing mountains, are hatching invisibly by the billion, and are carrying diseases that may be coming to a neighborhood near you. As ticks move into new areas and enjoy longer seasons, they are changing millions of...

By Ruth Greenspan Bell / On April 16th, 2018

Trump’s proposed cuts to EPA’s science budget aren’t just numbers on a spreadsheet; they affect the health of real people, including vulnerable asthma-prone children.

By Brendan O'Connor / On April 12th, 2018

State and local governments should take advantage of new funding streams to champion social, health, and environmental programs.

By Daniel Sperling / On April 10th, 2018

In this episode, Dan Sperling is interviewed by Jeff Wood, host of Talking Headways podcast, about his new book,...

By Mami Hara, Catherine Nagel / On April 9th, 2018

It’s time to recognize the multiple benefits of parks and fund them as infrastructure if we want our cities to be successful and prepared for the future.

By Karen Knudsen / On April 5th, 2018

If your community hopes Trump's infrastructure bill will fix your water system, be sure to read the fine print. And if you're lucky enough to control your own water, never give it up without a fight. 

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By Andy Dyer / On April 3rd, 2018

Gene banks and seed vaults are saving and protecting crop seeds and the genetic diversity within crops, crop races, and some closely related species. There are some 1,700 gene and seed banks in the world with perhaps the most well-known being the...

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