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By Kyler Geoffroy / On February 13th, 2019

Resilience Matters is compilation of articles and op-eds advancing a holistic, transformative approach to thinking and action on urban resilience in the era of climate change, grounded in a commitment to sustainability and equity.

By Jada Mosley / On February 8th, 2019

The landscapes of North America, including eastern forests, have been shaped by humans for millennia, through fire, agriculture, hunting, and other means.

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By Katharine Sucher / On February 1st, 2019

Farm Bill experts answer: What is the Farm Bill? And why does it matter? 

By Nathaniel Smith, Elizabeth Sawin / On January 29th, 2019

2018 was full of grim climate news. 2019 could be the year cities turn this around. 

By Christina Sturdivant Sani / On January 28th, 2019

“When people reflectively say after something goes wrong in the black community that ‘it all starts at home,’ I want them to shift talking about this cultural pathology to one of structural racism.”

By Nicole Silk / On January 26th, 2019

President Trump’s EPA threatens to leave over a third of Americans’ drinking water unprotected.

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By Jen Hawse / On January 25th, 2019

Josh Wise, Director of Development & Communications of the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP) interviews Dan Imhoff and...

By Daniel Imhoff / On January 25th, 2019

Both houses of the US Congress passed a compromise on a newly revised Farm Bill this week. This encyclopaedic legislation allocates nearly $100 billion of taxpayer money annually for food assistance, farm subsidies, on-farm conservation incentives and a...

By Laurie Mazur / On January 23rd, 2019

When you think of toxic chemicals in the environment, what comes to mind? Perhaps a belching smokestack, or a pipe discharging chemical waste into your local river. You probably don’t think of your living room. But you should.

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By Daniel Imhoff / On January 22nd, 2019

Maintaining the status quo in the farm bill might feel like a victory to some, but long-time farm bill expert Dan Imhoff says it still won’t support the kinds of agriculture we need most as the climate warms.

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