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Hurricane Season unfolds on our TV screens each year like a hit drama. But what are the long-lasting impacts on the people and communities that experience the effects of extreme weather first-hand?

There are dozens of Superfund hazardous waste sites in states potentially affected by Hurricane Michael. Flooding of hazardous waste sites can result in toxic substances finding their way into flood waters and nearby communities.

Hurricane Florence is projected to affect major agricultural regions of North Carolina and neighboring states, where manure storage in lagoons is common. Leakage from or failure of animal waste lagoons can pose a significant risk...

Numerous coal-fired power plants with onsite storage of coal ash waste are in the potential path of Hurricane and Michael. Coal ash ponds can be susceptible to failure or spillage during heavy precipitation events or...

By transforming our vehicles, rethinking the design of our cities and towns, maximizing the benefits of new technologies, and doubling down on proven strategies like public transit, the Midwest can ensure that the transportation system...

By setting goals, shifting priorities, thinking creatively and taking bold action, the Midwest has the opportunity reimagine "Motor City" – to dramatically reduce transportation emissions and build a transportation system that supports better lives.

YIMBYism may not yet be a coherent movement or a policy platform. But as an orientation to the world , YIMBYism represents an invitation to consider solutions beyond the zero-sum game.

My 9-year-old son knows that he wants to have children of his own someday. His dedication to these theoretical children astounds me, but it also has its limits: he’s not willing to make...

Thousands of leaders from all over the world descended upon San Francisco last week for the first Global Climate Action Summit, hosted by the governor of California, Jerry Brown. The summit included disparate voices from...

In Denver, our reliance on personal vehicles harms the environment and public health. So why is it so tough to give up my car? And what can we do to make it easier?

Hurricane Florence is expected to affect the Carolinas beginning on Thursday. The storm could bring high winds and dump up to 40 inches of rain over some areas over the next several days, causing significant...

Several nuclear reactors are in areas that may be subject to flooding in the wake of Hurricane Florence. Inspections and reviews by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission have found potential problems at some plants that...

Could such an approach bring together environmentalists and fiscal conservatives, urbanists and rural residents who care about getting the street in their small town repaved every once in a while? If we truly care about...

Why should we worry that rivers and bayous in the middle of our cities be safe enough for swimming? A better question might be: Why shouldn’t we?

There are two ways to rationally approach the climate apocalypse – one individual and one communal. For one’s own benefit, it might make sense to migrate north and wait out the storms. But from...

We face a critical choice right now: we can change our lifestyles to minimize global warming -- or we can let global warming claim our treasured traditions, like sitting around a campfire.

Here are two things you probably don’t know about colonoscopies. First, they’re one of the most commonly performed screening exams. Millions of us get colonoscopies each year, but we don’t like to talk about it....

What does “human error” really mean? And what is the role of automated vehicles in protecting us from it? These are important questions to clarify if we are going to get the greatest safety benefit...

The interactivemap brings together more than 5,000 data points from more than a dozen federal, state and local government databases to provide as complete a picture of water quality threats in the Delaware basin as...

A dramatic change that was just beginning a decade ago is still picking up steam. It’s a change that is making the world cleaner, safer, and healthier. And it is a change to one of...

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