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The Most Substantive Debate in Recent Political History

David Morris | Posted 04.13.2016 | Politics
David Morris

Win or lose, Bernie Sanders has made this Democratic primary the most substantive in my lifetime. Not that Hillary Clinton's campaign is devoid of ideas. She has some thoughtful ones. But the boldness of Sanders' proposals is what has driven this historic and instructive debate.

Paul Ryan Sorry for Calling Americans Takers, But Who Are the Real Takers?

Lynn Parramore | Posted 04.12.2016 | Politics
Lynn Parramore

A question: If the takers aren't standing in the unemployment line or rushing home from the second job to change diapers, just where are they? Because an awful lot of America's resources have gone missing. Like money that should be going to education, job training, healing the sick, retirement funds, infrastructure and, you know--life.

The Importance of New York City's Water Infrastructure

Steven Cohen | Posted 04.11.2016 | Green
Steven Cohen

High quality infrastructure is not inexpensive but must be seen as an investment in the future. The problem for political decision makers is that reelection is often more important to them than some abstract notion of "the future."

The Hidden Water Crisis

Philippe Joubert | Posted 04.07.2016 | Green
Philippe Joubert

The impact on the water energy nexus is immediate; just one example is low water levels in West Bengal forcing the National Thermal Power Corporation's Farraka coal-fired plant to be shut down, causing severe outages.

Unprecedented Coalition Backs Governor Cuomo's LIRR Expansion Project

Nancy Rauch Douzinas | Posted 04.07.2016 | New York
Nancy Rauch Douzinas

An unprecedented coalition has formed in support of Governor Andrew Cuomo's Long Island Rail Road Expansion Project. The Right Track for Long Island C...

Africa Declining or Rising?

Paul Mashegoane | Posted 04.06.2016 | Business
Paul Mashegoane

There is a narrative that Africa is rich underground, not above ground with the notion of the resource curse. The Economist in 2000, published a magaz...

How Long Are Our Roads Supposed To Last?

WCCO - CBS Minnesota | Adam Goldberg | Posted 04.05.2016 | Politics

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — We are officially in road construction season — also known as spring and summer in Minnesota....

The World's Longest FLOATING Bridge Opens In Seattle

Atlas Obscura | Posted 04.06.2016 | Travel
Atlas Obscura

This past weekend, Seattle replaced one superlative piece of infrastructure with another. Sitting atop Lake Washington, the new State Route 520 is now the longest floating bridge in the world.

Back to the Future: Clean Air, Clean Water for Kids

Claire L. Barnett | Posted 04.01.2016 | Politics
Claire L. Barnett

Why are we struggling today to provide clean air and clean water for school children? These, and similar problems, are in our minds as we mark the 14th annual National Healthy Schools Day on Tuesday, April 5.

Big Lies About America's Telecommunications Lines

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 03.29.2016 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

How many actual copper lines, much less fiber optic access lines are in service in America today? AT&T, Verizon and CenturyLink claim that they are 'losing copper lines' and use this to drive public policy decisions to 'shut off the copper', raise rates or not maintain the copper networks.

Will the White House Moonshot on Water Affect Lead Levels?

GreenBiz Group | Posted 03.28.2016 | Business
GreenBiz Group

It is currently estimated that the cost to replace lead-lined pipes in the U.S. is $40 billion, according to a Global Water Intelligence report from last year.

Creating a Common Narrative for Financing a Sustainable Urban Future

Mark Watts | Posted 03.23.2016 | Green
Mark Watts

This article was coauthored by Mark Watts, Ani Dasgupta, Global Director of WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities, and Brandee McHale, President of t...

Putting Clean Water to Work

Marc Yaggi | Posted 03.23.2016 | Green
Marc Yaggi

As we celebrate World Water Day, it is important to recognize not only the vital role clean water plays in the functioning of the Earth's ecosystems, ...

Will The U.S. Ever Get Rid Of Its Lead Pipes?

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 03.12.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Even after the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, reminded Americans that millions of homes across the country receive drinking water from...

Top 25 Illinois Counties With the Most Bridges in Poor Condition

Reboot Illinois | Posted 03.11.2016 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

There are nearly 27,000 bridges across Illinois. And according to the Federal Highway Administration's 2015 data, 8 percent of them are considered "st...

Building Resilient Cities in a Changing Climate

Katharine Hayhoe | Posted 03.04.2016 | Green
Katharine Hayhoe

In a rapidly changing climate, using the rearview mirror to inform future planning doesn't work. And today, climate is changing at a pace we humans have never experienced before.

Why Are Governments Struggling to Prop the World's Economy?

Marcelo Giugale | Posted 03.03.2016 | Business
Marcelo Giugale

"Out of ammo", "helicopter money", "monetary impotence", "infrastructure push", "savings glut". These are the kind of strange handles economists are u...

What Does India's 2016 Budget Mean for Jobs?

Sabina Dewan | Posted 03.03.2016 | World
Sabina Dewan

Budget Day in India is met with intense scrutiny and heightened chatter among the pundits and political class in New Delhi. JustJobs Network's staff based in India shared their reactions to the new budget.

Presidential Candidates, the Economy and Entrepreneurship

Jack Nadel | Posted 03.02.2016 | Politics
Jack Nadel

It's still a long way to the November elections. In the meantime, I would ask my fellow Americans to pose the right questions that can put us on the road to a growing middle class, a more rational defense budget, and improved and sustainable living conditions for all.

What Austerity Is Doing to Our Infrastructure

Donald Cohen | Posted 02.26.2016 | Politics
Donald Cohen

One of the lessons from Flint is that austerity -- i.e., reducing government deficits by any means except raising taxes -- has real consequences, especially for low-income families. Government didn't cause the crisis -- government run like a business did.

Republican Sabotage Works

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 02.25.2016 | Queer Voices
Richard J. Rosendall

We need to awaken ourselves to the danger our nation faces: A shrinking group of privileged bullies seeks to extend and secure its power by keeping the rest of us at one another's throats.

Putting the "Real" Into Sustainable Real-Estate: How One Tech Company is Positioned to Tackle a Trillion Dollar Opportunity

Mark Coleman | Posted 02.25.2016 | Green
Mark Coleman

Half of the world's 7.4 billion people live in cities. According to research by the United Nations, in 2050 more than 70% of the world's population (p...

Repairing America's Broken Compact to Keep Us Healthy, Safe

Kim Glas | Posted 02.25.2016 | Green
Kim Glas

If we can find that common humanity and create the will to deliver justice (and clean water) to the people of Flint, we can certainly build an unstoppable movement focused on repairing America's infrastructure.

The Presidential Candidates Should Make Public Health a Priority

Linda P. Fried | Posted 02.24.2016 | Politics
Linda P. Fried

The presidential candidates should be talking about their commitments to public health. On March 6th, the Democrats will hold a debate in Flint, a perfect location for this discussion. But both parties should be making public health a top priority.

The Sanders "Economic Plan" Controversy

Dave Johnson | Posted 02.23.2017 | Politics
Dave Johnson

Our economy is currently resisting treacherous global economic conditions. It is in the interest of the rest of the world for the U.S. to play this role. And that is exactly what Sanders' proposals do.