Better Utility Regulation: How We Can Get Out Of This Mess

Too much regulation restricts innovation. But too little regulation does the same, and this is what we see in the crumbling infrastructure of Michigan, where regulators are asleep at the wheel in the name of a “business-friendly regulatory” environment that, as it turns out, is neither terribly regulatory nor terribly business-friendly.

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Farewell, Arecibo: The Need For Climate-Resilient Infrastructure

The collapse of the Arecibo Radio Telescope in Puerto Rico highlights the gradual attrition of American leadership in science, and the failure of an entire generation of political leadership– in both parties- to address the increasingly grave threats of climate change.

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Land Hurricanes, Resilient Design, And Other Stuff To Think About

Extreme weather, like the recent derecho storm that ripped through Iowa, is exposing the fragility of the built environment. Fortunately, in thinking about how to protect ourselves, we have the ability to combine human technological ingenuity with the systems nature already built.

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