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You go to a climate crisis with the politicians and political system you have, not the ones you need. So if we are serious about moving the United States forward in addressing global warming in...

What you see on the cable news channels today is what we are increasingly likely to get in a warming world.

Transitioning the world’s largest economy from fossil fuels to clean energy requires time, money and – yes – the taking of risks. But the potential benefits for our health, our environment, and future generations are...

Leinberger says that, when it comes to walkable development, “[w]hat was perceived as a niche market is becoming the market.” The potential of that market to develop, however, will be limited unless the nation can...

Frontier Group added new information and perspectives this summer to debates on issues ranging from global warming to health care to land conservation, capturing the attention of decision-makers and the media and forwarding efforts to...

The Obama administration yesterday announced new fuel economy and global warming standards for cars and light trucks. By 2025, new passenger vehicles will average 54.5 miles per gallon and global warming emissions will be dramatically...

The great irony is that energy efficiency policies – many of them similar to those proposed by Romney in his earlier incarnation – are playing an important role in stabilizing energy demand and reducing emissions...

If the United States were more like Germany, we would be generating as much as a third of our daily electricity needs from the sun on a typical summer day. We could do this with...

Kudos to the state of Iowa for using a “clawback” provision in its economic development subsidies. Iowa, like many states, gives subsidies to businesses to relocate or expand in the state. In exchange for such...

The London Olympic security debacle serves as a good reminder of the dangers of privatizing public services.

The recent NOAA/Met Office report points – I hope – toward another change, in which climate scientists use the tools at their disposal to answer the questions that are important to people as they confront...

As Massport is discovering – and as thoughtful transportation experts have recognized for decades – riders aren’t the only ones who benefit from transit service. Transit benefits society by reducing pollution, fostering economic growth, and...

Major manufacturers are acknowledging that the era of “cheap oil” is over. The shift from an underlying paradigm of material abundance (“use it up, we’ll get/make more”) to one of resource scarcity is long overdue....

Students at the University of California Santa Barbara’s Bren School of Environmental Science and Management have created a useful tool to help consumers shopping for a new car evaluate the financial—and environmental—benefits of purchasing a...

We’re seeing change happening across a swath of issues we’re working on, with major implications for the future. This spring we’ve been working to document emerging trends and unpack their meaning to help set a...

Land conservation should not be seen as a “frill” to be put on the back burner when times are tight. Rather, it should be seen as a critical and ongoing component of the work state...

The natural gas industry would like nothing better than for the United States to make a series of investments in infrastructure that will keep us locked into natural gas-dependence for decades – just as we...

Last week, I updated some information I collected in 2008 on health care spending. As expected, the cost of health care has continued to rise and it consumes a larger share of GDP than ever...

The deployment of existing renewable energy technologies, according to the IEA report, is the only thing currently happening at the speed and scale necessary to address the climate challenge.

The Kaiser Family Foundation just released a great new report that documents how the federal Affordable Care Act of 2010 is already reducing the cost of health care for individuals and businesses.

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