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A car drives through a flooded street

By Daniel Reich / On September 18th, 2019

The Securities and Exchange Commission is charged with making sure that investors have the information they need to understand the climate-related risks associated with their investments. What’s lacking is the will to enforce those regulations.

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By Lee Epstein / On September 16th, 2019

A look at the excess carbon problem and the high-tech and low-tech solutions that are using chemistry to turn greenhouse gas waste into useful products.

Downtown Missoula. Photo by Micah Sheldon/Flickr

By Laurie Mazur / On September 12th, 2019

Missoula's forward thinking climate planning offers lessons for other cities and towns facing similar conditions.

College graduates at the commencement ceremony. Photo by Good Free Photos/Unsplash

By Laurie Mazur / On September 11th, 2019

The CivicSpark program gives recent college graduates a chance to help local governments implement climate-smart projects.

Atlanta landscape

By Elizabeth Sawin, Nathaniel Smith, Tina Smith / On September 10th, 2019

The Just Growth Circle coalition provides a different model for cities to address complex issues of health, water, climate, housing, jobs, and racial equity.  

Movie theater. Photo by Jake Hills/Unsplash

By Jesse Boudart / On September 9th, 2019

If we implement the equivalent of matinee pricing on our roads, we can all play a part in solving the traffic congestion problem.

By Cynthia Giles / On September 9th, 2019

Science can’t be dictated in political documents. Disparaging climate change won’t prevent increasingly violent storms or more extreme heat.

Wooden handstand on bike lane. Photo by DCDOTRA.

By Natasha Riddle / On August 30th, 2019

The DC Department of Transformation is helping cyclists and pedestrians one plunger, or traffic cone, or ad hoc handstand, at a time. 

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By Julia Parzen, Graham Richard / On August 29th, 2019

Leveraged successfully, the new federal Opportunity Zones can help build a green economy and advance social equity.

Ashleigh Mitchell in a garden

By ThienVinh Nguyen / On August 28th, 2019

Meet the people and organizations working hard to ensure DC’s "food desert" neighborhoods have access to high-quality, affordable food again.

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