Working together for urban environmental health

In her book “Bridging Silos: Collaborating for Environmental Health and Justice in Urban Communities,” Katrina Korfmacher argues that coordinated efforts toward a well-defined goal—including those of the local Coalition to Prevent Lead Poisoning—are vital for lasting, positive environmental change.

Trees belong on the Erie Canal

The Erie Canal is a unique and priceless public resource that deserves a thoughtful, creative, and inclusive management plan—one that preserves and restores the scenic, shady canal path.

A fair, effective plan to reduce carbon emissions

The Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act is a market-based mechanism to reduce the carbon emissions driving climate change. It will dramatically reduce the damage caused by global warming—without wrecking our economy.

Appreciating our lilacs, in 7 photos and 10 facts

In 1898, some 3,000 people gathered in Highland Park to smell lilacs planted by famed horticulturist John Dunbar. Today, a half-million people take part in the 10-day Rochester Lilac Festival. Here are some things you may not know about these beautiful and fragrant symbols of renewal and love.