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By Katharine Sucher / On April 29th, 2016

In an era rocked by climate change and other disruptions, our cities must be resilient to survive and thrive. But what does that mean, exactly? How can we address the problems facing cities today—poverty, job loss, crumbling infrastructure, pollution—...

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By Laurie Mazur, Sabine Aronowsky / On April 28th, 2016

Beverly Corbin is disabled; she navigates the courtyard at Wyckoff Gardens—the South Brooklyn public housing complex where she lives—on a scooter.

By Frederick R. Steiner / On April 27th, 2016

We need to understand that nature exists everywhere, including in urban environments, and to understand how natural processes work.

By Baylen J. Linnekin / On April 27th, 2016

It's based on research and sharing information, not on more regulations.

By Carlton Reid / On April 26th, 2016

In May, many of us will celebrate National Bike Month by leaving the car at home and cycling to work. It's often the fastest way across town, and it's a great way to get some exercise, reduce...

By Dominick A. DellaSala / On April 25th, 2016

This week, more than 193 nations will celebrate Earth Day. The annual event is a marker for the environmental movement begun on April 22, 1970, when Wisconsin Sen. Gaylord Nelson organized a peaceful teach-in. At the time, rivers were on fire, oil spills...

By Katharine Sucher / On April 22nd, 2016

April 22nd, Earth Day, is also National Jelly Bean Day. How should one celebrate National Jelly Bean Day?

By Lucy Moore / On April 22nd, 2016

A couple of weeks ago I scrolled through my 50 some emails of the day and was struck by one from Crowdrise. The subject line read “Have you saved an animal from extinction?” It was a 24 hour emergency campaign to save the Greater Bamboo Lemur in...

By Joe S. Whitworth / On April 21st, 2016

April 22 is not a moment to celebrate the wonder of this unique planet. It’s an opportunity to recognize what next steps we need to take to secure a better future.

By Baylen J. Linnekin / On April 20th, 2016

Follow the new guidelines at your own peril.

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