In search of a parable of urban sustainability, NYU professor Andrew Ross did something unusual. Rather than seeking out Ecotopia, he headed for Phoenix, Ariz., an ecological disaster waiting to happen. What he found there will surprise you.
Republican leaders in the House of Representatives, seemingly intent on driving the country into a ditch, have thrown together a “uniquely terrible” transportation bill. A growing chorus of critics says the legislation is far from roadworthy.
The world's biggest conservation group is making forays into urban areas. Some say it should shift its focus entirely. But can these nature muffins survive in the urban jungle?
The new Republican bogeymen? Smart meters! Bike paths! Trains! (Wait, trains?) Yes, people, it’s all a nefarious United Nations plot, and the Republican National Committee is out to expose it.
Republican leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives announced plans to eviscerate funding for buses, trains, and other mass transit. This time, they may have gone too far.
House Republicans rolled out a proposal for a new transportation bill on Tuesday, and if you believe what they say, the future looks a whole lot like the past. But bike boosters, pedestrian advocates, and environmentalists won’t go backwards without a fight.
Rocky Anderson is running for president, and the third item on his to-do list (after getting the money out of politics and pulling the United States out of foreign wars) is fighting climate change. How cool is that?
A new study finds that retrofitting old buildings is almost always more eco-friendly than building new ones, and provides the most immediate bang for the buck in the fight against climate change. The implication: Save old cities and we might spare the planet as well.
Chris Paine, director of the documentaries "Who Killed the Electric Car?" and "Revenge of the Electric Car," chatted with Grist readers.
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