People in Long Beach have experienced the impact of climate change and are doing what they can to prepare for future floods. Sandy changed local attitudes toward measures designed to build climate resilience.
Steve Cohen, Author at State of the Planet
Anti-regulatory ideology is an obstacle to the development of the technology needed to transition to environmental sustainability.
In regulating the sharing economy, remember that sharing is an asset for the sustainable city.
We are in the midst of a transition to a renewable resource-based circular economy. It will take a long time to complete, but the process of change has begun.
The U.S. EPA is shrinking at the very time we need it to expand, but the environmental functions performed by state, county, and city governments will continue to grow.
While it is possible to predict the most probable form the post-Pruitt EPA will take, we should strive for something better.
The core American values of openness to new neighbors, tolerance, and the importance of family and charity are hard-wired into our culture.
America’s future prosperity depends on enhancing the technological sophistication and scientific literacy of the people running our organizations.
Developing, understanding and applying knowledge of environmental problems and the solutions to those problems is the purpose of sustainability research and education.
The persistence of toxic chemicals and substances like plastics throughout the biosphere has impacts that are not yet well understood and may be very difficult to predict.