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Endangered Species Act

As the Endangered Species Act turns 50, those who first enforced it reflect on its mixed legacy

On Dec. 28, 1973, President Richard Nixon signed the Endangered Species Act. The powerful law charged the federal government with saving every endangered plant and animal in America.
The Clean Water Act at 50: Big successes, more to be done

The Clean Water Act at 50: Big successes, more to be done

Sparked by the 1970s environmental movement, the Clean Water Act transformed America’s polluted rivers. The Delaware, once an industrial cesspool, is one of the success stories, but its urban stretches remain a work in progress.

Farhad Manjoo: Human weakness is responsible for this poisonous air
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Farhad Manjoo: Human weakness is responsible for this poisonous air

Maybe the wildfires will finally force America to recognize that.
Nixon signed this key environmental law. Trump plans to change it to speed up pipelines, highway projects and more

Nixon signed this key environmental law. Trump plans to change it to speed up pipelines, highway projects and more

Black, brown and poor communities have relied on the law for generations to stop projects that could impact their neighborhoods.
Tom Ridge: My fellow conservatives are out of touch on the environment
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Tom Ridge: My fellow conservatives are out of touch on the environment

By abandoning a major issue, my party is hurting itself politically.
From rust to resilience: What climate change means for Great Lakes cities

From rust to resilience: What climate change means for Great Lakes cities

Even as Great Lakes cities cope with economic turbulence, climate change brings new challenges and opportunities.

The 'profoundly radical' message of the organizer of Earth Day
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The 'profoundly radical' message of the organizer of Earth Day

Fifty years on, Denis Hayes is still trying to keep the spirit that made Earth Day a world-changing event alive — and to refocus its energy on climate change.
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