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Sometimes it might seem as though we need to scrap it all and start over. But while much of America’s current infrastructure is environmentally threatening and inefficient, many parts of it can - and should...

On July 1, Boston’s public transportation agency, the MBTA, instituted a 6% fare increase. While the hike had been approved back in March, two crippling train derailments on the T in June transformed many riders’...

Last month the city of Berkeley, California, banned natural gas infrastructure from new buildings. The most obvious reason for the ordinance is enough to justify it on its own: Natural gas is a fossil fuel,...

Major road construction projects are usually met with warnings of “carmageddon” and nightmarish visions of suffocating bottlenecks. But while our gut instincts tell us that shutting down a lane or two of traffic will lead...

Frontier Group's managing director Susan Rakov reports back from the 2019 Netroots Nation conference, where she moderated a panel called The 100% Clean Energy Revolution: Paths to Victory in the States.

Now is the time for cities, as well as states and the federal government, to recommit to the policies that can move us closer to an electricity system powered by 100 percent renewable energy –...

A note to readers regarding corrections to our recently released report, Safe for Swimming? Water Quality at our Beaches.

We don’t just need more walkable cities, more efficient vehicles, zero-carbon fuels, or viable alternatives to the one-car-per-adult system. We need all of them. And we need them now.

GoodRx is a useful patch over a tattered system that does not work for the benefit of consumers. But tech solutions alone cannot solve the issue of sky-high drug prices.

We’re surrounded by advertising. Every day, we see billboards, TV ads, advertisements in magazines, and corporate sponsors at all sorts of events. Much of the time we don’t notice these ads, much less think about...

In The Death and Life of Great American Cities, Jane Jacobs argues that there are two kinds of people in the world: “foot people” and “car people”. As a "foot person" who managed to reach...

For the release of The True Value of Solar, co-authors Gideon Weissman and Emma Searson were joined by Karl R. Rábago, Executive Director of the Pace Energy and Climate Center, to discuss the report and...

As Tropical Storm Barry bears down on the Louisiana coast, Environment America, U.S. PIRG and Frontier Group -- all part of the Public Interest Network -- are sharing information that will help your readers and...

Waste from e-cigs is a new problem, but it is no different than many other disposable products that have come onto the market. And there is a powerful, proven solution: requiring those who purchase e-cig...

The evidence is clear. So why the disconnect between the climate change-fighting rhetoric of political leaders and their continued love for big highway widening projects?

It seems straightforward that we shouldn’t build infrastructure that will make us miserable. But that’s just what many currently proposed highway projects will do, by creating more traffic and more pollution, and destroying places where...

The U.S. landfills and incinerates enough organic material each year to fill a line of 18-wheelers stretching from New York City to Los Angeles – ten times. Imagine if every community treated that material as...

When I first started hearing about efforts to ban single use plastic bags – the kind at the grocery store check-out – I admit I thought it was a bit of a silly idea. Sure,...

Large public research universities, small liberal arts colleges and community colleges alike, from every corner of the country, are turning to renewable energy to reduce their emissions, attract students, provide training and research opportunities, and...

In 2013, more than 550,000 Oregonians lacked health insurance. By 2017, thanks to the federal Affordable Care Act, that number had fallen by more than half. Recent changes by the federal government threaten to undermine...

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