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America’s auto-centric transportation system is wrecking our health and the environment, but through proven policies and existing technologies, we can fix that.

In this month's newsletter: wind power, marine protected areas, zombies and more.

Burning oil and gas inside releases climate pollution that damages the environment and air pollution that damages our health. Running buildings on electricity is more efficient, cleaner and safer.

The enormous problems with NFTs can be solved by switching to our new form of digital collectible: NFTIs.

Authenticated digital art is skyrocketing. But few are aware that NFTs use 10 times more energy than other crypto transactions — a shocking waste of resources.

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced us to consider what work is essential to our society. It's time we start including caregiving on that list.

Every coastal region in the U.S. has abundant offshore wind resources. The technology is proven and in widespread use around the world. And many states are poised to take advantage of their potential. Offshore wind...

Global warming and a century of misguided forest management policy have led to ever more devastating fire seasons across the Western states over recent years. To mitigate this unfolding disaster, we need an approach to...

What does abandoned mine land have to offer for conservation, waste reduction and renewable energy? Lots.

Perhaps our reliance on complex systems we do not and cannot ever fully understand, our hyperfocus on economic efficiency at the expense of resilience, and our hubris in thinking that we can anticipate or control...

Traffic fell and deaths rose on America's roads during a pandemic-challenged 2020. That should make us think long and hard about what really matters in transportation in the post-COVID "new normal."

15 years of zombie dominance at the U.S. box office may reveal a lot about the real threats that keep us up at night.

The Biden administration's plan to electrify the entire federal vehicle fleet will not only cut U.S. greenhouse gas emissions by itself but can lead the way for broader electric vehicle adoption across the country.

In the final part of our series on marine protected areas we turn to an unusual underwater habitat in Puget Sound, where protections have succeeded in restoring once-depleted fish populations.

After decades of protections, the world’s most famous coral reef shows the long-term benefits of marine protected areas for safeguarding biodiversity and enhancing ecosystem resilience.

Jackfish tornado

In one of the world’s most spectacular marine protection success stories, protections enabled an area of ocean off the Baja California Peninsula to recover from near-total destruction by human exploitation.

Continuing our series on MPAs around the world, we look at how protection of an “ecological crossroads” in the Gulf of Mexico has been instrumental in the recovery of local reef species populations.

In the Pacific Ocean, America’s largest Marine National Monument has rescued some of the world’s most endangered species from the brink of extinction.

In the first of our series of posts exploring the experience of marine protected areas around the world, we focus on the MPAs off the coast of California – America’s first science-based, statewide MPA network....

Fish in the ocean

With the future of the ocean increasingly uncertain, a growing body of research shows that marine protected areas (MPAs) can conserve and revive marine ecosystems and help reverse the damage inflicted on the ocean by...

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