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By Gary Paul Nabhan / On September 25th, 2018

In this series, Gary Paul Nabhan muses on important topics relating to his forthcoming book Food from the Radical Center: Healing Our Land in Communities. ...

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By Katharine Sucher / On September 25th, 2018

The vaquita is not hunted. Nor is its habitat disappearing or degraded. Nicknamed “panda of the sea,” this diminutive porpoise is even protected by law. So why is the species on the brink of extinction, with fewer than twenty animals remaining? ...

By Paula Daniels / On September 24th, 2018

Whether from floods or fires or climate change-induced natural disasters, when roads collapse and interstate commerce grinds to a halt, we all find ourselves vulnerably dependent on the food at hand. 

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By Katharine Sucher / On September 21st, 2018

Around the world, countries marvel at the Netherland’s impressive cycling culture and infrastructure while an insidious “that would never work here” attitude prevents real change from happening. But the Dutch overcame many of the same challenges as other...

By Suzanne Bohan / On September 17th, 2018

Betsy DeVos has proposed to make federal funding available for schools to purchase weapons. But the proliferation of guns will not curb violence in schools.

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By Katharine Sucher / On September 13th, 2018

Last weekend, Island Press brought Melissa Bruntlett and Chris Bruntlett, authors of Building the Cycling City: The Dutch...

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By Gary Paul Nabhan / On September 12th, 2018

In this series, Gary Paul Nabhan muses on important topics relating to his forthcoming book Food from the Radical Center: Healing Our Land in CommunitiesIn this post, he...

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By Kyler Geoffroy / On September 11th, 2018

The Urban Resilience Project is partnering with Greater Greater Washington to support local writers interested in the forces that shape how Washington grows and develops. 

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By Jada Mosley / On September 10th, 2018

New report shows how government, higher education, nonprofits, and industry can all work together to create the energy efficiency workforce of the future. 

By Daria Wubbels Devantier / On September 4th, 2018

The Environmental Protection Agency's proposed “transparency rule” will eliminate vital info about the health impacts of toxic chemicals and prevent citizens from having a voice in EPA’s scientific process.

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