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Jeff Turrentine
Jeff Turrentine is OnEarth's articles editor. A former editor at Architectural Digest, he is also a frequent contributor to Slate, The Washington Post, The New York Times Book Review, and other publications.
Stories by Jeff Turrentine
January 8, 2013
Why have we designed modern cities to go against human nature? A new book explores how to realign our cities with our behavior.
September 5, 2012
In McAllen, Texas, an abandoned Wal-Mart is reimagined as a community gem.
September 4, 2012
Scientist and evangelical Christian Katharine Hayhoe has learned how to reconcile two belief systems that are often at odds in the bitter debate over climate change.
August 22, 2012
A pioneering litigator inspires his legal staff to battle big polluters and their powerful allies.
August 13, 2012
On July 31, voters in and around Atlanta had the opportunity to solve some of their most intractable transportation and infrastructure problems by approving a one-cent sales tax increase. Had it passed, the referendum item... read more >
July 16, 2012
Late last week it was reported that the American Tradition Institute, a conservative think tank, filed Freedom of Information Act requests with universities and other publicly funded institutions seeking any and all e-mail... read more >
June 27, 2012
A review of Taras Grescoe's new book on how good public transportation makes communities stronger.
June 12, 2012
Sometimes the most ingenious feats of architecture are also the most straightforward. Jeanne Gang tells us how her designs keep it simple.
May 29, 2012
Algae-derived biofuel -- already powering some planes and helicopters -- offers a cleaner, renewable alternative to petroleum. Will its partisan critics give it a chance to fly?
April 3, 2012
They don’t dress alike, they don’t carry the same signs, and they tend to vote for different candidates during elections, but the truth is that the right-leaning Tea Party and the left-leaning Occupy movement may simply be... read more >
March 15, 2012
F. Sherwood Rowland, the chemist whose work on ozone layer depletion won a Nobel Prize, died last Saturday in California. Rowland earned his place in environmental history by being one of the first scientists in the world to... read more >
January 25, 2012
Obama’s speech touts clean energy alongside more drilling, offering something for everyone to love (and hate).