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As we continue to break global heat records and deplete our water resources, the criticism that cities like Phoenix are unsustainable grows louder. Yet Phoenix and other suburban cities—those that developed around the automobile and the single-family...

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Gonorrhea. Bed bugs. Weeds. Salamanders. People. All are evolving, some surprisingly rapidly, in response to our chemical age. In Unnatural Selection, newly available in...

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In honor of World Water Day 2016, this week's #ForewordFriday is all about water—and how Americans can't seem to get enough of it....

In 2005, following two decades of professional accolades, Margie Ruddick created a new kind of garden that landed her in court. Through selective mowing, planting, pruning, and frequently doing no...

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With Chasing the Red Queen, Andy Dyer offers the first book to apply the Red Queen Hypothesis to agriculture. He...

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How do we shape our urban landscapes so that both nature and humans thrive? In the age of climate change, we must think creatively about how to design resilient landscapes. In Human Ecology:...

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Americans are increasingly demanding more walkable and transit-friendly neighborhoods that provide a higher quality of living. Despite pockets of revitalization, however, most US metros continue to follow old patterns of sprawl and central city...

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How long should a leaf live? When should blueberries ripen? What should a clever moose eat?

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In Urban Acupuncture, architect and urbanist Jaime Lerner celebrates “pinpricks” of urbanism—projects, people, and...

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