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By John Dos Passos Coggin / On August 7th, 2017

With the federal government in a state of climate denial, localities like South Florida can serve as a model for climate solutions

By Baylen J. Linnekin / On July 24th, 2017

Maine’s new law allowing cities to set local food rules shows how smart food laws can unshackle small producers and lead to a more sustainable food system.

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By Laurie Mazur / On July 5th, 2017

A new report shows there are numerous paths forward for our cities to achieve the clean-energy future their residents need and want

By Mary Ann Dickinson / On June 20th, 2017

The EPA's WaterSense program helps communities save water and energy. Why then is President Trump trying to flush the program away?

By Cathleen Kelly / On June 19th, 2017

Much about President Trump's infrastructure plan remains uncertain. But one thing is clear: It cannot succeed if it doesn't account for a changing climate

By Katharine Sucher / On June 16th, 2017

What does it mean to be a resilient city in the age of a changing climate and growing inequity? In light of federal inaction on resilience efforts, how do cities create efficient transportation systems, access to healthy green space, and lower-carbon...

By Douglas Blonsky / On June 15th, 2017

Urban park success stories have one important thing in common: They’ve prioritized sound management

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By Jason Leppig / On June 15th, 2017

On April 22, scientists, science lovers, and others united in marches around the world in the name of science. The largest of the over 600 marches occurred in Washington, DC. This demonstration was particularly important given a political climate which...

By Grady Gammage / On June 14th, 2017

Last week was the Trump administration's self-proclaimed "Infrastructure Week." While...

By Diana Toledo, Steve Burrington , Lila Cabbil / On June 7th, 2017

Cities and states should pursue equitable water solutions, not water shutoffs

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