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The planet is our beat.

This Mayor Puts the “Conserve” Back in Conservative

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

Giant Wooden Birds Are Flocking to Broadway

Nicolas Holiber’s reclaimed-wood sculptures highlight the threat of climate change to avian city-dwellers.

Week 131: Trump Is a Few Firefighters Short of a Full Department

Plus, the administration’s culture of secrecy is under investigation, and Ryan Zinke is now working for oil and gas companies (officially, I mean).

Bureau of Land Management to D.C. Employees: Go West or Get Lost

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.

The Conniving at the EPA Has Gotten Kafkaesque

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

Week 130: Trump Takes His War on Science on the Road

The administration relocates science jobs, refuses to fill others, and tosses a lifeline to polluters (while silencing citizens).