Excellent collection of articles in the Spring 2016 issue of The Future of Children (a Princeton/Brookings collaboration) on children and climate change. These are not bland admonitions to do something "for the kids," but a series of hard-headed analyses of costs, benefits, and intergenerational equity. Definitely worth a read.
Excellent primer on lead issues from our friends at the NRDC. We've made enormous progress in getting lead out of the air, but are still way short of where we need to be on lead in the water. This is not just about Flint. This is a national problem.
Interesting article in the New York Times on World Bank and IMF efforts to get countries to adopt carbon taxes or cap-and-trade programs. MCEA hopes that the recent administrative law judge recommendation that Minnesota adopt the federal "social cost of carbon" is a first step here. And, as many of you know, Washington state has a carbon tax initiative on the ballot this year.
Good, kind of wonky article about drinking water infrastructure, focusing on technology and financing: "Our drinking water systems are a disaster. What can we do?"
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