Since 1965, the Land and Water Conservation Fund has provided more than $100 million to parks and preservation projects in Nevada, including funds for land acquisition and development, renovation and maintenance, expanding access to outdoor recreation and protecting vulnerable wild lands. Nevada’s LWCF-funded parks and natural lands receive at least 15 million visitors annually, and its local and regional parks millions more. To further protect natural lands across the country, the government should guarantee full, permanent funding for the LWCF.
Doomsday clock

The Doomsday Clock works as a metaphor for the threat of nuclear destruction because nuclear weapons could feasibly wreak worldwide destruction in seconds, and the threat level can vary widely depending on the current geopolitical situation. But as a metaphor for the threat of destruction from climate change, the Clock fails.

Linus Lu
Boston commuter rail log

In our transition toward a carbon free society we need to make public transit as appealing as possible. But a week long log of riding Boston’s “nice” train - the commuter rail - suggests that we have a long way to go.

Hannah Scholl
Graphic of the North Houston Highway Improvement Project

An example from our last Highway Bondoggles report shows why the National Environmental Policy Act, or NEPA, is so important for understanding the environmental and community impacts of major new infrastructure projects.

Gideon Weissman

What are the pitfalls and opportunities for electrifying transit bus fleets? Reuters takes a look, in its coverage of our new electric buses report.

Vox describes the laws that let dealerships sell potentially dangerous used cars, following our finding that 1 in 9 surveyed used vehicles sold at Autonation contain unrepaired safety recalls.

Gas taxes, tolls and other fees don't come close to covering the cost of roads. Senior policy anlyst Tony Dutzik spoke with Streetsblog to discuss how the U.S. subsidizes car dependence - and why that creates big costs for everyone.

Analyst R.J. Cross spoke with news outlets about new financial transparency efforts from states like Oklahoma, Maryland and Idaho.

In its coverage of Safe for Swimming?, our new report on beach water quality, the Boston Globe describes infrastructure improvements that Massachusetts can make to reduce sewer and stormwater pollution, and to keep beaches safe.

In Florida, where the Trump administration has proposed allowing offshore drilling, the Miami Herald covered our new report describing how drilling off our coasts damages not just ocean habitats, but onshore environments and communities too.