Reflections on major environmental events, trends, and issues.

President Trump pulling us out of the Paris climate agreement.

February 09, 2017

Donald Trump’s choice to head the Interior Department says he opposes giving away America’s wilderness. But he voted to make doing so much, much easier.

January 25, 2017

If Trump’s pick for EPA chief thinks that Americans are cool with a weak, polluter-friendly agency, he should Google the name “Anne Gorsuch Burford.”

January 11, 2017

And you’ll never guess which oil pipeline project came up during their conversation.

December 28, 2016

With one week’s worth of appointments, the president-elect has shown all his environmental policy cards. And—surprise!—they’re covered with oil.

December 14, 2016

When our political system seems irreparably broken, our activism is “how the light gets in.”

December 05, 2016

Climate science is under its fiercest attack yet. But one group has been countering the onslaught—by connecting with everyday Americans in their own communities.

November 15, 2016

A new biography, documentary, and opera all celebrate the passion and ideas of urban life’s staunchest defender.

October 06, 2016

Ohio citizens shouldn’t let them get away with it.

September 23, 2016

Climate change is conditioning us to accept natural disasters as “the new normal.”

August 24, 2016