Steve Cohen, Author at State of the Planet

Greening the Internet

We don’t yet understand what the internet is doing to our politics and culture, but we do know what it’s doing to the planet.

by |May 21, 2018

Public Space and the Sustainable City

As our planet becomes more urban, the importance of parks and other public spaces becomes magnified.

by |May 14, 2018

The States Resist Trump’s Environmental Agenda

The Trump Administration’s efforts to roll back environmental regulations is running into the state and local opposition one might expect given this nation’s strong support for environmental protection.

by |May 7, 2018

Sustainability Education: Staying Positive While Trump Attacks Environmental Protection

Science, communication and learning will continue to transform our world, and our graduates will work hard to ensure that this transformation is largely positive.

by |April 30, 2018
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What Do We Do About Plastics?

We need local policies to encourage better waste management, more recycling and less use of plastics in the first place.

by |April 23, 2018

Scott Pruitt, Andrew Wheeler, and Regulatory Capture at the EPA

There’s a new deputy in town: Andrew Wheeler, a fossil fuel fanatic who once served on the staff of snowball-wielding climate denier Senator James Inhofe.

by |April 16, 2018
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The Transition to the Sustainable City, Here in New York

We have an opportunity to build an exciting, dynamic and transformative model sustainable city.

by |April 9, 2018
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Congestion Pricing, Public Housing, and a Sustainable New York City

To be a competitive global city we must become a sustainable city, and we need our governor and mayor to put their political differences aside to address problems of housing and mass transit.

by |April 2, 2018
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EPA’s Collusion with the Auto Industry

Cutting regulations will harm the auto industry—and the general public—more than it helps.

by |March 26, 2018
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California’s Misguided Attempt to Force Urban Density

Government should encourage urban living by making it more affordable and attractive, and provide incentives for density; it should not try to mandate it.

by |March 19, 2018