A new book details the history of a program that educated and employed millions of Americans and established one of our most precious resources. In a remarkable new book entitled Our Mark on this Land: A Guide to the Legacy of the CCC in America’s Parks, Ren and Helen Davis remind us of just how

To create jobs, encourage economic growth, and ensure a sustainable future, Congress must continue to support clean energy. Since the recession began, renewable energy, the environment, and climate change have taken a back seat in political discussions. However, the development of the renewable energy industry has been a rare bright spot during tough economic times.

Information is most trusted when it comes from a credible source, so there’s no time like the present to talk to family and friends about the science behind climate change. Anyone paying attention to the debate around climate change understands how difficult it is to even talk about it. People feel the need to reject

If the government doesn’t go bold on the environment, the economy and the earth will continue to suffer. The news from the world of global warming science is grim. We need to keep the planet from warming by more than 2 degrees centigrade or the climate could become extremely dangerous. To stay below that level

Roosevelt Institute Senior Fellow Bo Cutter has brought a lot of top thinkers together to discuss what the Next American Economy should look like. But it’s hard to imagine future economic policy without also figuring out energy policy. As Bo’s latest guest points out, American energy policy has largely failed. John Deutch, professor at MIT and former Director of Central Intelligence, explains how “we have not had an energy policy for 40 years” and why “it is a hard slog to improve this.” In this excerpt, he lays out four key steps to making real progress:

John Deutch :: [excerpt] from Roosevelt Institute on Vimeo.

By sparking a national dialogue about inequality, Occupy Wall Street is highlighting the link between economic and environmental justice. It would seem that progressives have finally found in the Occupy movement the kind of populist momentum for which they have long hungered. Health Care for America Now, Green for All, MoveOn.org, and a number of

  The tax debate can be about values without devolving into a battle between good and evil. Some day, but certainly not until after the 2012 presidential election, we will have to arrive at an economic policy that supports our economy in the short run and brings fiscal deficits and the growth of federal debt

TransCanada’s tar sands oil pipeline poses a threat not just to the health and reliability of local ecosystems, but to investment and productivity in rural America. On September 12, hundreds of low-income residents in Nairobi spotted a leak in the pipeline that runs adjacent to their slum. Hoping that they might be able to cash

Solyndra’s bankruptcy is a lesson in the need for more than political points and investors out to turn a profit. Solyndra, a venture-backed solar panel maker founded in 2005, was the poster child of the Obama administration’s American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). It was the first company to receive federal loan guarantees under the

While some have started preparing for rising sea levels, it will take a global effort to pay for adaptation. City policymakers constitute the frontline in cities’ battles to secure funding from their parent states. But as the world experiences the largest urbanization trend in human history — the UN projects that by 2050, 70 percent