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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.

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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.

By Christopher S. Zarba / On December 10th, 2018

The agency jettisons expert panels providing guidance on important health and environmental issues.

By Ruby Woodside / On December 3rd, 2018

Higher education can be part of the climate solution, by implementing key strategies that build community climate resilience.

By Christina Sturdivant Sani / On November 29th, 2018

A mapping project from two local historians sheds light on the impact of racially-restrictive deed covenants that kept housing in DC segregated during the first half of the 20th Century.

By James D. Giattina / On November 26th, 2018

Strong federal protections are essential if we are to have healthy waters for our children and grandchildren. We all depend on safe and healthy waters, so we must pay attention when the Trump Administration rolls out its new water rules.

By AJ Earl / On November 20th, 2018

There's a new housing framework built around three P's: Preservation, Production, and Protection. 

By Susannah Tuttle / On November 19th, 2018

To build a resilient future, we must reckon with the fact that profound change is now inevitable. But that change is a beginning as well as an end—an opportunity to hit the “reset” button on how we live.

By Christina Sturdivant Sani / On November 13th, 2018

Whether you’re having a family fun day or looking for a space to work remotely or meet a colleague with kid in tow, these are your best bets in the Beltway. 

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