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Soon after the Trump administration took office in 2017, it launched an assault on our lands, oceans and vulnerable species. But if 2017 was the year the Trump administration put our treasured places in the...

A sea of corn or soybeans stretching across the horizon: this is the image of American farming ingrained in our collective imagination. Through advertisements and romantic odes to America’s heartland, we’ve been led to believe...

The last two years have seen a reversal of fortune for consumer protection, resulting in new risks for consumers shopping for products in the financial marketplace and on store shelves. But while consumers should expect...

To act on what may be the world’s last chance to prevent dangerous global warming, we need both to win “art of the possible” policies that can move the needle on carbon pollution immediately and...

Health care in the U.S. is incredibly expensive, and becomes more so every year. Thus it isn’t surprising that health care – especially the high cost of care – was a top concern for voters...

On Veterans Day, we often think of the enormous challenges faced by American servicemembers: the grueling physical tests of training and operations; the pain of time away from loved ones; and the risk of physical...

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?

National elected leaders would have us believe Republicans and Democrats are from different planets, unable to communicate, much less agree on anything. Last weekend I canvassed for a local city council candidate and received a...

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 hurricanes Florence and Michael. Coal ash ponds can be susceptible to failure or spillage during heavy precipitation events...

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...

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