America can and must move toward meeting our energy needs with 100 percent renewable energy. Getting there will require that we end the burning of fossil fuels in our homes and commercial buildings. "Electric Buildings" reviews the new and improved technologies are putting clean, efficient electric space heating, water heating and appliances within the reach of most American households, as well as the barriers that must be overcome for the nation to break free of its dependence on fossil fuels.
It’s no secret that President Trump has staged a relentless series of attacks on the environment and public lands since taking office. But if the Trump administration has its way, more of its efforts to curb key environmental protections will be able to take place behind closed doors – or at least in ways that limit the public’s ability to voice its opinion.
Nancy Schön, the sculptor behind the “Make Way for Ducklings” statues in the Boston Public Garden, is also responsible for something completely different: a popular skatepark tucked under a highway in East Cambridge. The unlikely story behind the skatepark is a lesson in perseverance, organizing and finding common ground.
What are the pitfalls and opportunities for electrifying transit bus fleets? Reuterstakes a look, in its coverage of our new electric buses report.
Voxdescribes the laws that let dealerships sell potentially dangerous used cars, following our finding that 1 in 9 surveyed used vehicles sold at Autonation contain unrepaired safety recalls.
In Florida, where the Trump administration has proposed allowing offshore drilling, the Miami Herald covered our new report describing how drilling off our coasts damages not just ocean habitats, but onshore environments and communities too.
Analyst R.J. Cross spoke with news outlets about new financial transparency efforts from states like Oklahoma, Maryland and Idaho.
In its coverage of Safe for Swimming?, our new report on beach water quality, the Boston Globe describes infrastructure improvements that Massachusetts can make to reduce sewer and stormwater pollution, and to keep beaches safe.
Senior policy analyst Tony Dutzik helped The New York Timesanswer a question: What would happen if everybody in the United States cut back on driving?