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Cities

Mr. ‘Shrink the City’ goes to Washington

Dan Kildee, best known for his efforts to downsize Flint, Mich., is about to take his urban agenda to Congress.

Food

Millennials: The emerging organic majority?

Today's young adults are more interested in organic food than their parents -- and they're prepared to spend more on it, too.

Cities

Climate change could make summer crime waves worse

When temperatures go up, crime often does, too -- which means that as our summers get hotter, more cities could see the kind of violence Chicago experienced this year.

Climate & Energy

Crowdfunding helps community power become reality

The JOBS Act may finally allow thousands of regular folks to make a modest return by investing in local renewable energy projects.

Cities

Brave driver confronts Portland’s rabid cyclists

A businessman says he's had it with Portland's scofflaw cyclists. His solution: Require them to get licenses and registrations, just like car drivers.

Food

Organic food: Still more than an elitist lifestyle choice

In a recent New York Times diatribe, columnist Roger Cohen called organics an "elitist, pseudoscientific indulgence shot through with hype." We beg to differ.

Climate & Energy

A simple, useful guide to communicating climate change

A newly released guide offers a simple framework to use when talking about climate change, based on core American values.

Climate & Energy

Hometown heroes: Three ways to win climate fights at the local level

Around the world, citizens are organizing and winning urgent local battles against oil barons, the coal industry, and other powerful opponents. Here are some of the keys to their success.

Food

The man without a plan: Romney has no real food and farming platform

Even when pressed, Mitt Romney has very little to say about food and agriculture -- unless it's a question of food safety, in which case he wants to let Big Food off the hook.