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In the face of climate change and the potential for recurring, devastating drought, California needs to rethink agriculture - including how, where, and which crops it produces.

We should reexamine the degree to which we equate speed and rapid movement with “progress.” We should also give a leg up to slower travel modes – whether they be intercity trains, bikes or our...

What does economics look like when resources are no longer scarce? And how can a doughnut help us visualize a new economic system for the 21st century?

The experience of six "early adopters" shows that electric buses can be reliable, environmentally-friendly and cost-effective replacements for diesel vehicles.

AutoNation was once a leader when it came to safety, but our new report found that 1 in 9 surveyed used vehicles on its lots had unrepaired recalls.

Giving thanks for the rare good fortune of living in a great neighborhood in a great city - and exploring the link between good neighborhood design and needing to buy 14 bags of candy each...

The United States isn’t China or Norway, but their experiences show us that it is possible to transition away from fossil fuel-powered cars faster, and we can glean lessons from them that we can adopt...

Amid an explosion of online shopping and rapid shipping, it's time to take a serious look not just at how we recycle, but also at how we consume.

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) – the nation’s energy data and analysis agency – predicted a dim future for solar photovoltaic electricity. They were wrong.

As I recently waited in a crumbling subway station for an overcrowded train, I couldn’t help but consider finding another way to work - like an Uber. And I wondered: How many other people skip...

Too often, the impacts of our behavior on the environment and our health are invisible to us, making it hard to see the damage we’re doing. By making these costs more visible – and at...

The Trump administration has announced that it will revoke California’s ability to set strong global warming pollution standards for cars and light trucks. To understand why this is such bad news for public health and...

In 1994, the CEOs of seven major tobacco companies in the United States were called before Congress and made to answer for the harm they were causing millions of Americans. When will a similar moment...

I recently spent 45 minutes making calls to straighten out a health care billing problem. Multiply my experience by that of millions of Americans, and we collectively must spend millions of hours on the phone...

Reflecting on the ways sustainability has been integrated into daily life on campus, and about the ways in which large-scale sustainability could, and should, be implemented on college campuses and in cities across the country....

Plans for new logging in one of the world’s last remaining temperate rainforests are a disaster for Alaska and the global climate.

Concern about the Trump administration's proposed rollback of methane rules shouldn’t distract us from the fundamental, ugly truth about natural gas: Even if it were produced with no leaks at all, it is a fossil...

What will it take to spark Copenhagen-style public demand for bike-friendly streets in U.S. cities?

Sometimes it might seem as though we need to scrap it all and start over. But while much of America’s current infrastructure is environmentally threatening and inefficient, many parts of it can - and should...

On July 1, Boston’s public transportation agency, the MBTA, instituted a 6% fare increase. While the hike had been approved back in March, two crippling train derailments on the T in June transformed many riders’...

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