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In Boston, a city overflowing with cars, and with a transit system that feels increasingly decrepit, a massive new development project is taking place at the city’s most important transit hub. But if you think...

At a time when climate change threatens our future, the United States continues to spend four dollars expanding the highway network for every dollar it spends on expanding public transportation.

It’s no secret that President Trump has staged a relentless series of attacks on the environment and public lands since taking office. But if the Trump administration has its way, more of its efforts to...

Nancy Schön, the sculptor behind the “Make Way for Ducklings” statues in the Boston Public Garden, is also responsible for something completely different: a popular skatepark tucked under a highway in East Cambridge. The unlikely...

As America and the world enter the 2020s, our collective problems – from global warming to plastic pollution to political polarization to the persistence of an economic system that consumes our natural inheritance – have...

The technology to transition to 100 percent electric buildings exists today, though strong public policies will be needed to make the switch in time to address climate change.

On May 19, 2015, a rupture in an onshore pipeline transporting oil from offshore drilling platforms in the Santa Barbara Channel to onshore refineries spilled 120,000 gallons of crude oil on the California coastline. This...

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...

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