With car ownership came a nagging suspicion that I was on the wrong side of a Big Issue. My purist environmentalist friends were sure about it: Anyone who gets angry about the wars over oil, they told me, can't have a car and a clean conscience at the same time. I didn't know if it was so simple.
We discuss how smart planning can transcend politics and why we should let the Tea Party have what they want.
When it comes to smart growth, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says the smartest cities are New York, Baltimore, Portland, and San Francisco.
In a much-celebrated recent article, ace reporter David Leonhardt argues that China can bail out the U.S. by transforming itself into the "world's next great consumer society." Given the specter of climate change, is this really the best way out of our economic abyss?
Does the red honey of Red Hook, made from maraschino cherry syrup, really taste different? We found out.
Bicycles are already a major piece of the freight puzzle all over the world. Could the practice take off in U.S. cities as well?
What if you had a chance to win the lottery -- just by driving responsibly?
A couple weeks ago, I wrote a post on behavior change that prompted a lot of great feedback and discussion. I've picked out a few interesting bits and pieces from the thread to highlight and respond to.
The owner of a maraschino cherry factory is going to do what he can to keep neighborhood bees out of the sticky-sweet corn syrup they love too much.