Reflections on major environmental events, trends, and issues.

As far as future-building strategies go, Greta Thunberg’s passionate optimism beats Jonathan Franzen’s placid pessimism any day.

September 13, 2019

And the coal industry is more than happy to keep things that way.

September 06, 2019

The fires are no accident. They were ignited by Brazilian ranchers who felt emboldened by their pro-deforestation president.

August 30, 2019

In Manhattan, green-space advocates realized their dream of building Chelsea Green, a new community park, by becoming affordable-housing advocates, too.

August 16, 2019

An Anchorage-based wildlife biologist describes what life is like in our northernmost state—one that’s been dramatically altered by rising temperatures.

August 09, 2019

Indianan Jim Brainard has been making the post-partisan case for building sustainable, resilient cities for more than 20 years.

August 02, 2019

The forced relocation of hundreds of staffers is seen by many as a precursor to the agency’s dissolution—and a sell-off of public lands to the states.

July 26, 2019

The agency aims to stop citizens from challenging pollution permits—while continuing to allow challenges from polluters who want to pollute more.

July 19, 2019

We’re number one! We’re number one!

July 12, 2019

The 55-year-old Land and Water Conservation Fund needs to be kept safe from lawmakers who suddenly find themselves strapped for cash.

July 02, 2019

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