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The thing about environmental disasters is that they have a way of making their impacts felt in insidious, unpredictable ways – often far into the future.

Instead of providing a lengthy take-down of Lind's flights of illogic, ignorance of basic facts, and smarmy pseudo-contrarian tone, I simply direct you to have a look at the comments section for the article. You'll...

High-speed rail is no panacea, but it is a powerful tool that has been used to positive effect elsewhere in the world.

America will get off oil one way or another. We will either do it the “easy” way – by making gradual changes in behavior and policy that lead to the development of technological and lifestyle...

Can we do without deep offshore drilling? That’s the question that Brooks never poses. But it’s the one that Americans should be asking.

Can we build suburbs that deliver the kinds of livability benefits Secretary LaHood is talking about? Absolutely. And transportation policy is a critical component in making them possible.

If we're going to reduce America's dependence on oil - and prevent future disasters like the BP oil spill - steps like the one President Obama took today are a must.

Because there is no way that companies could obtain insurance to compensate them for ALL liabilities in case of an accident, liability limits such as the one for offshore oil drilling (and the similar Price-Anderson...

The Brookings report documents something that has been apparent now – at least anecdotally – for several years, which is that America’s cities (some of them, anyway) are in the midst of a renaissance.

If the new government follows through on these measures, we can add Britain to the list of countries embracing a new energy future that cuts global warming pollution and rebuilds the economy on a sustainable...

Folks, mark this down. Read the Senate testimony and digest its meaning. Because this is how engineering catastrophes - including ones with massive environmental consequences - happen. It's not just one thing that goes wrong...

The Boston water crisis - while far smaller in scale and impact than the Gulf oil spill - is a perfect example of why worst-case scenario planning is so important.

This is exactly the kind of disaster environmentalists have warned about for decades – a disaster that the oil industry has repeatedly told the public was virtually impossible. And it is occurring as we speak....

The ability to see how the government uses the public purse is fundamental to democracy - it allows citizens to monitor spending and hold elected officials accountable. Over the past five years, at least 32...

Happy Earth Day! To mark the occasion we have a sinking oil rig off the coast of Louisiana that is leaking oil into the Gulf of Mexico, following an explosion that may have cost as...

If we’re going to solve global warming, we need all the good ideas we can get. And there is no better place to try those ideas out than in the “laboratories of democracy”: the states....

It is untrue that global warming pollution and economic growth move in lockstep. It is possible to grow the economy while producing less pollution.

A host of studies, including a recent one by the National Academy of Sciences, have shown that there are plenty of cost-effective energy efficiency opportunities in America's existing buildings, enough to slash energy consumption by...

Yesterday, the Obama administration announced new fuel economy and emission standards for cars and light trucks that represent a huge leap forward in reducing our dependence on oil and cutting global warming pollution. This progress...

Despite passage of new federal health care legislation, the nation will still need to address the problem of health care expenses that have been increasing faster than wages and that are consuming a larger share...

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