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By Laurie Mazur / On January 18th, 2017

Cities and states can step up their efforts to tackle global warming—with or without federal leadership.

By Alan Mallach / On January 11th, 2017

Spoiler alert: It's likley to be a long four years for urbanists and city folk. 

By Jaimie Hicks Masterson / On December 21st, 2016

In October, Jonah Engel Bromwich wrote an article for the New York Times entitled “Where should you live to escape...

Educate the next Congress

By Kyler Geoffroy / On December 20th, 2016

As the new administration fills its leadership positions with climate deniers and energy lobbyists, many environmentalists like you find themselves discouraged....

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By Richard Heinberg / On December 8th, 2016

During the second presidential debate on October 9, Republican presidential nominee (now President-Elect) Donald Trump claimed that “clean coal” could meet the energy needs of the United States for the next 1,000 years. Now that Mr. Trump will be in the...

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By Jarrett Walker / On November 22nd, 2016

Do you think bus service is never as “permanent” as rail service?  Well, it depends on how much infrastructure you build, and how proudly it announces the bus service as an essential part of the cityscape, both as icon and as opportunity.

By Laurie Mazur / On November 21st, 2016

With cap-and-trade, as with all well-intentioned fixes, “the devil is in the details.”

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By Katharine Sucher / On September 23rd, 2016

In honor of the first presidential debate tonight beteween Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, we asked Island Press authors: "If you were advisor to the president, what would your top priority be and why?" Check out their answers, in their own words,...

By Katharine Sucher / On September 15th, 2016

As a regular consumer of food, you would be reasonable to assume that food laws and agencies work to combat things like food waste, foodborne illness, inhumane livestock conditions, and disappearing fish stocks. However, some regulations do just the...

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By Baylen J. Linnekin / On September 14th, 2016

Food lawyer and scholar Baylen Linnekin shares six ways that today's food rules hurt sustainable food producers and consumers.

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