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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...

Why should we worry that rivers and bayous in the middle of our cities be safe enough for swimming? A better question might be: Why shouldn’t we?

There are two ways to rationally approach the climate apocalypse – one individual and one communal. For one’s own benefit, it might make sense to migrate north and wait out the storms. But from...

We face a critical choice right now: we can change our lifestyles to minimize global warming -- or we can let global warming claim our treasured traditions, like sitting around a campfire.

Here are two things you probably don’t know about colonoscopies. First, they’re one of the most commonly performed screening exams. Millions of us get colonoscopies each year, but we don’t like to talk about it....

What does “human error” really mean? And what is the role of automated vehicles in protecting us from it? These are important questions to clarify if we are going to get the greatest safety benefit...

The interactivemap brings together more than 5,000 data points from more than a dozen federal, state and local government databases to provide as complete a picture of water quality threats in the Delaware basin as...

A dramatic change that was just beginning a decade ago is still picking up steam. It’s a change that is making the world cleaner, safer, and healthier. And it is a change to one of...

Over the last decade, technologies that can help America shift away from fossil fuels — like solar panels, wind turbines, LED light bulbs, energy storage and electric cars — have spread rapidly around the country....

In an opinion piece for CNN, policy analyst Alana Miller argues that fossil fuel extraction has no place near America's most special places, like the Great Sand Dunes National Park in southern Colorado.

A future in which small-scale electric and manually-powered mobility can work its transformative magic is one in which our cities must make a bold commitment to reallocating space on our streets – giving small, slow,...

Denver is considering a planning amendment that has the potential to transform the city's downtown while setting an example for other cities for how to repurpose space in a way that prioritizes residents and...

On broken appliances and a broken system.

Ten years ago, one million tons of toxic waste spilled into the Clinch and Emory Rivers in Tennessee, forcing evacuations, devastating a river and a community, and, as alleged by a recently-filed lawsuit, causing the...

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