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By Emily Monosson / On June 29th, 2017

Who doesn’t love fireworks? (Aside from our dog, our kids when they were little, and apparently birds – although no surprise there really). It’s also likely that...

By Samantha Harvey / On June 27th, 2017

Our leaders can support the transition to a greener, fairer future. Or they can get out of the way. But they can't stop it.

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By Kyler Geoffroy / On June 23rd, 2017

A podcast interview with Island Press author Carlton Reid about his new book Bike Boom: The Unexpected Resurgence of Cycling

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By Katharine Sucher / On June 23rd, 2017

Bugs and germs are big problems—and they’re evolving. Each year, 2,300 people in the U.S. die from drug-resistant bacterial infections and farmers lose billions of dollars of crops to insects that evade pesticides. But there is reason for hope. In the...

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 Samantha Harvey / On June 20th, 2017

We must resist a new "normal" that pushes us backwards on the path to justice; we must embrace hard conversations and commit to transformation. More simply, we must all decide—and really believe—that together we can make a better world.

By Katharine Sucher / On June 20th, 2017

In a political age of "alternative facts," we need defenders of science to speak up now more than ever. We spoke with toxicologist Emily Monosson, author of ...

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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