Our Beaches Are More Than Sun and Sand—They’re Nature’s Infrastructure

Our Beaches Are More Than Sun and Sand—They’re Nature’s Infrastructure

by Jessica Grannis We’re in the dog days of summer now, and lots of folks are headed to the beach to make up for lost time since the pandemic began.  My favorite part of traveling to the coast from DC is watching my surroundings slowly turn from urban areas to the forests of the coastal […]

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It’s Not So Simple: Debunking 5 Myths about Healthy and Sustainable Diets

It’s Not So Simple: Debunking 5 Myths about Healthy and Sustainable Diets

by Brent Loken, Global Lead Food Scientist, World Wildlife Fund There are few things more confusing than deciding which diet is best for people and planet. The internet is rife with hyperbolic headlines, oversimplified solutions, and heavily promoted remedies, all of which stoke division and squash good old common sense. Yes, eating in a healthy […]

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Getting It Right on Infrastructure to Get It Right On Climate

Getting It Right on Infrastructure to Get It Right On Climate

by Miro Korenha, Founder and Publisher, Our Daily Planet “Infrastructure Week” has transitioned from being the running joke of the inept Trump administration to a tangible opportunity for the United States to fix its bridges and roads while also modernizing its grid and investing in electric vehicles. Thursday, a bipartisan group of senators struck a […]

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Humans Must Learn to Coexist With Nature

Humans Must Learn to Coexist With Nature

By Nilanga Jayasinghe, Manager of the Wildlife Conservation team at World Wildlife Fund  Imagine living in a modern, densely populated city. On any given morning, you might expect to look out your window and see a stream of cars and pedestrians on their daily commute, bustling shops and restaurants selling their wares, or perhaps local […]

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All Communities Deserve A “Cool and Green” COVID Recovery

All Communities Deserve A “Cool and Green” COVID Recovery

by Reann Gibson Over the last 14 months, the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the lives of nearly everyone in the United States and abroad. While we have all suffered, communities of color have borne the brunt of the illness, job loss and death of the pandemic. As summer approaches once again, these communities are about […]

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Putting a dollar value on nature will give governments and businesses more reasons to protect it

Putting a dollar value on nature will give governments and businesses more reasons to protect it

By Linda Bilmes, co-author of Valuing U.S. National Parks and Programs: America’s Best Investment President Joe Biden calls climate change “the existential crisis of our time” and has taken steps to curb it that match those words. They include returning the U.S. to the Paris Agreement; creating a new climate Cabinet position; introducing a plan to slash fossil fuel […]

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