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Week 57: Judge Tells Pruitt to Stop with the Formaldehyde Already

Pruitt is in trouble over toxic chemicals and travel, Rick Perry gets it wrong on whistle-blowers, and Ryan Zinke is driving scientists out of Interior.

To Save Cities, Invest in Mass Transit

The Department of Transportation’s TIGER program helps communities thrive by funding innovative transportation projects. Congress shouldn’t let Trump do away with it.

Borneo Has Lost Half of Its Orangutans in Recent Years—But There’s Still Hope

The author of a new study says the island’s primates could rebound if deforestation and hunting can be contained.

Why Nobody Likes Trump’s Infrastructure Plan

For starters: It would endanger the environment, imperil water systems and other public assets . . . and then make states pay extra for it all

Week 56: Pruitt’s Travel Is a First-Class Waste of Money

The Trump administration has the money to fly Scott Pruitt first class, but not enough for renewable energy or climate change research?

Brooklyn Printmaker Hilary Lorenz Celebrates an Overlooked Pollinator: the Moth

The Moth Migration Project gathers ink-and-paper insects from all over the world in an immersive crowd-sourced installation.