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By Katharine Sucher / On February 5th, 2016

How long should a leaf live? When should blueberries ripen? What should a clever moose eat?

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By Dominick A. DellaSala / On February 3rd, 2016

This blog originally appeared on and is reposted with permission. Change is not for the risk averse. It is...

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By Roger Clark / On February 2nd, 2016

This week, Colorado College released the results from its 2016 Conservation in the West poll. Again, voters in the Grand...

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By John Pastor / On January 31st, 2016

Unable to gather support from Maine's congressional delegation, supporters of a North Woods national park are now setting their sights on a new goal: getting President Obama to...


By Katharine Sucher / On January 29th, 2016

In Urban Acupuncture, architect and urbanist Jaime Lerner celebrates “pinpricks” of urbanism—projects, people, and...

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By Jarrett Walker / On January 27th, 2016

This post originally appeared on and is reposted with permission. 

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By Pamela Boyce Simms / On January 24th, 2016

Imagine a respite from the relentless torrent of bad news! Both The Transition Towns (Transition) and  ...

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By Katharine Sucher / On January 22nd, 2016

Have you heard all the buzz? From reviews in Wall Street Journal to interviews in ...

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By Denise Fairchild / On January 21st, 2016

Tuesday night—in his final State of the Union address—President Obama asked us to face the future with hope, not fear. He spoke to a nation that has grown increasingly fearful: Since Obama’s last address, terrorism has emerged as Americans’ ...

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By Dominick A. DellaSala / On January 19th, 2016

Following a fortnight of negotiations, an unprecedented agreement has been signed by all the world’s 196 nations which identifies forests and ecosystems as fundamental to the world’s climate change response. For the first time, the UN’s...