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its plants and animals, and the natural systems on which all life depends.
Reflections on major environmental events, trends, and issues.
How an urban farm became an anchor for the city’s South Ward.
With their latest rollback, the president and the EPA chief show that they either don’t understand how water pollution works—or simply don’t care.
Greta preached. Trump prattled. Meanwhile, the CEO of finance giant BlackRock acknowledges that “climate risk is investment risk.”
At polluters’ written request, the president is now trying to gut NEPA, the Magna Carta of environmental law.
The planet is sending us an unmistakable signal that we need to wake up and take real action to combat the climate crisis. And this is the decade we need to do it.
It’s easy to get hung up on all the bad stuff that happened. But there was actually some good stuff, too!
The agency’s first administrator built the EPA from scratch—and established the nonpartisan, antipolluter culture that the Trump administration has all but abandoned.
In the latest issue of the literary quarterly McSweeney’s, 10 short-story writers imagine what the world might look like in 20 years without effective climate action.
At their best, urban green spaces have the power to restore our weary souls—and maybe even to curb sprawl. Why do we so often treat them like civic afterthoughts?
A newly proposed rule would let Andrew Wheeler decide what kind of science is—and isn’t—allowed to inform our country’s public health protections.
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