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Bill Lascher
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Nonfiction Author Exploring History and Place
Nonfiction Author Exploring History and Place

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Cities are starting to rethink infrastructure planning and engineering as climate change hits transportation systems. #transit #transportation #climatechange #cities #infrastructure
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Can Walmart do what regulators can't: get chemicals out out of household products and cosmetics? My latest.
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My latest for the Guardian
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Marc Gunther looks at the manufacturing and regulatory landscape for hazardous chemicals in consumer products. Tomorrow and Thursday I'll take over with detailed looks at what Walmart and Target are doing.
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Satellite technology is making climate-indexed insurance in the developing world possible.
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1937 was a huge year. Discuss. #history
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Don't forget that disaster resilience hasn't yet been integrated into LEED and other green building standards, even though disasters have a huge impact on sustainability. If you want some different #hurricaneSandy -related reading, check out my April story from +Pacific Standard about this topic. http://www.psmag.com/environment/disaster-resilience-part-of-sustainability-too-40935/. Though it's focused more on earthquakes, the subject applies just as well to hurricanes or other disasters.
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Want to know more about Mel and Annalee Jacoby? Learn more at http://lascheratlarge.com/melville and find out how you can help me tell their tale. 
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Few joys surpass revising a text to a point where the loose threads are snipped, the rough edges smoothed, and the blurry images focused.
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