With federal funding for mass transit flagging, locals seek to pick up the slack with ballot-approved tax measures. So far, it seems to be working.
Around the world this week, people are spurning their cars in favor of buses, bikes, and their own two feet. Are you up for the challenge, America?
Dan Kildee, best known for his efforts to downsize Flint, Mich., is about to take his urban agenda to Congress.
When an Arizona state legislator tried to sneak through a law banning Agenda 21 and all things “sustainable,” this local rabble-rouser made some serious noise. It’s what you have to do, she says, when you live in crazytown.
City kids are often taught that nature is “out there,” beyond the city limits, but this biologist/photographer/educator says “everyday nature” has the power to transform.
Taxes aren’t exactly popular, but the idea of using them to fight climate change is surprisingly resilient. Here’s a primer.
Three years ago, Seattle challenged developers to build the next generation of uber green buildings -- but few answered the call. What can we learn?
When times get tough, Americans seem incapable of having rational discussions about our most pressing issues. As a result, they’ve been erased from the political discourse. The implications are downright ugly.
Some Republicans and Tea Partiers want you to think that Agenda 21 is just your typical stealth campaign of “extreme environmentalism.” But when you’re finished reading the latest in Grist’s series, The Basics, you’ll be terrified.
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