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Could Americans’ high level of automobile travel actually be diminishing our societal health? It’s not crazy to think that it might. New research finds that America has gone well beyond the point at which new...

EVs offer the promise of clean transportation, but recycling their batteries is no easy task. Researchers are looking to give end-of-life EV batteries a new purpose: in our power grid.

Properly thought-out tree-planting programs are an important line of defense against global warming. But there’s another strategy that could be just as valuable, if not more so: simply leaving our existing forests alone.

Gasoline prices are scary to look at, but drivers are using their cars less and driving more efficient vehicles, helping mitigate some pain at the pump.

Your polyester clothes might be trendy, but the fashion industry's reliance on plastic is becoming increasingly unsustainable and even dangerous - both for the environment and human health.

When buying a car, it’s easy to wind up spending thousands more than you intended, especially if you’re at a dealership with tricks up its sleeve. But thanks to a new proposal from the...

New and exciting models of carsharing are emerging that have the potential to live up to much of the mode’s initial promise, while also serving as a vanguard for America’s transition to electric vehicles.

New York's subsidy for the Buffalo Bills' new stadium is the largest ever. It's also a bad – and unpopular – use of public money.

In the early 20th century, policymakers designed a system of pricing and paying for transportation geared toward meeting the needs of the times. A century later, the times have changed, but that system hasn’t –...

Developing just a fraction of California's immense offshore wind resources would be a big step towards achieving the state's climate and energy goals. The California Energy Commission's recent draft report lays the groundwork for the...

Most gasoline in the U.S. is mixed with ethanol, but few of us know much about the system that produces so-called "renewable" fuels. From land use to climate impact: a dive into the data on...

Lots of companies make big claims about their sustainability. What does it mean to have a plan to reach net-zero emissions? And what makes such a plan truly ambitious?

The myth of the "user fee" has had its day. Gas tax revenues should be spent where they're most needed - not just on roads.

There's a big opportunity for cities and counties to take a leadership role in building a sustainable energy future, and a variety of tools they should use to do so.

There is no earthly reason why cryptocurrency miners should be allowed to pollute the climate cost-free to support an endeavor whose contribution to our well-being is minimal, if not negative.

Record gas prices have hit many Americans hard – but when it comes to recouping the massive environmental, health and other costs imposed on society by America’s car dependency, what we pay at the pump...

Building systems that are designed from the start to be flexible, adaptable and reliant on empowered people can be an effective strategy to build up not only strong towns, but sustainable ones as well.

If we are ever going to address a problem as big as, for example, climate change, we need to relentlessly question the absurdity of the status quo, to go beyond considering ways to make our...

There are better ways to respond to surging gas prices than creating new incentives for car use – like ending our unhealthy and environmentally disastrous car dependency altogether.

electric school bus V2G

Electric school buses aren’t just good for our environment and our children’s health. When paired with vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology, they could also play a key role in the nation’s transition to renewable energy.

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