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Climate change will affect our lives for decades to come, but there’s still reason to keep up the good fight.

Wildfires and smoke seem like a West Coast problem, but more and more frequently that smoke reaches the East Coast. The health effects of that smoke are scary, meaning we should do everything we can...

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America produces way, way too much waste. Our systems for dealing with it are in crisis mode.

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In certain sections of the political landscape, debate over ideas and policies has become a lesser form of currency than grandstanding, finger-wagging and moral posturing. This might get you a cheer from your friends, but...

A 100-year-old postcard and its surprising link to the EPA's recent ban of a dangerous pesticide.

A coastal city takes action to reduce the most common sources of disposable plastic waste.

Convenience is a powerful motivator of behavior. Yet, oddly, convenience gets far less attention than cost when it comes to evaluating and prioritizing policies to address climate change or other social ills.

Americans use and discard more than 390 million straws a day. Seattle's ban on plastic straws is reducing that number, and keeping plastic waste out of the environment.

Tree planting is one of the most effective tools we have for tackling climate change – as long as policies supporting these efforts listen to the science and learn from experience.

Washington, D.C., is one of several cities and states that have banned some packaging made of polystyrene (otherwise known as Styrofoam) in recent years. The ban has led to less foam trash turning up in...

Manufacturing prioritizes making more things, and making them faster. Instead of supporting a culture of stuff, engineers can prioritize real innovation.

California has been a flagship state for bans of plastic bags, first at the local level, followed by the adoption of the nation's first statewide plastic bag ban in 2014. The bans have been effective...

When dealing with tiny plastic trash, small pieces of legislation can add up to make a big difference.

A key new question in the world of consumer protection: how to protect people's digital right to privacy. Until government takes further action, you can take steps to defend yourself against digital data scoopers who...

As people look for alternatives to dirty transportation and new ways to get outside, many have turned to electric-powered-bicycles. Across the country, programs allowing e-bikes to be more readily accessible have shown promise in making...

A look back at some of our favorite writing and thinking from the Frontier Group blog.

With our phones constantly at our sides, feeding us ads that seem a bit too on the nose, many can’t help but wonder if our phones are eavesdropping on us. While there's no easy answer,...

In the debate about how much rooftop solar owners should be paid for the electricity they generate, some of the most important benefits usually get left out. From helping to protect land and fragile ecosystems...

Kansas utilities fought to kill net metering and managed to get incentives for solar owners slashed. Not satisfied, one of the utilities, Evergy, tried to impose new fees on solar owners that the Kansas Supreme...

Ohio utilities successfully weakened state renewable energy standards and tried to kill net metering. Most recently, FirstEnergy and its associates have been accused by federal prosecutors of engaging in a $60 million bribery scheme to...

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