You can bet an artist is grappling with questions of place and home and belonging when she belts out a line like, "Sometimes I wonder if the world's so small / that we can never get away from the sprawl ... Dead shopping malls rise like mountains beyond mountains / And there's no end in sight."
Jonathan Waterman, author of Running Dry: A Journey from Source to Sea Down the Colorado River, brought together two experts from either end of the river to talk about what's happened to the Colorado over the years, and how to get more water flowing in the future.
Really bad. That's how bad they're going to suck.
Mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac said today that homeowners must pay off PACE assessments before refinancing their mortgages.
In homage to those positive and creative forces pushing non-gas pedals across the nation, we invite you to strap on a helmet and steer yourself through these artistic examples of bike activism taken quite literally to the streets.
Across the U.S., cities are buckling up their green belts and introducing legislation to foster local-food production of everything from cucumbers to yellow limes, reports Kerry Trueman for Grist's Feeding the City series. Because nobody wants to get caught with their pantry down?
The Federal Housing Finance Agency solidified its opposition to the home-greening program PACE in a letter to members of Congress.
California stands to pass a ban on single-use plastic bags. Opponents claim it will doom consumers because it's so hard to remember to bring reusable bags shopping. Seriously?
Useful innovation or U.N. conspiracy? It's tough to tell.
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