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From mass extinctions to super storms and melting ice caps, the world is in the midst of interlocking crises of climate change and loss of biodiversity that seem complicated and intractable. But what if there...

Yesterday we released the 2020 edition of our report Safe for Swimming? , which finds that, all too often, there are unsafe levels of pollution at our beaches. But the report also shows something positive:...

Many people have been staying home during COVID-19, forgoing travel of all kinds for work and pleasure. And that has had a big impact on greenhouse gas emissions. But it hasn’t changed the fact that...

The emergence of clear skies in L.A. and elsewhere has been one of the few welcome side effects of the COVID era, which raises the question: Does the end of the pandemic -- whenever it...

Over the last four months, while the COVID pandemic has occupied the forefront of the American public’s consciousness, the Trump administration has indefinitely suspended a series of EPA regulatory activities and undone a collection of...

Many plans for building new highways are absurd. But do we miss something important by limiting our conversation about “highway boondoggles” to new highway capacity?

Millions of Americans are facing financial hardships due to COVID-19. Taking lessons from the past and investing in energy efficiency can play a part in alleviating financial stress while also working towards a more sustainable...

Several recent studies have suggested that air pollution may make COVID-19 infections more severe. These findings fit with previous research documenting how air pollution damages our bodies and makes us more vulnerable to infectious...

Mortgage servicers failed Americans during the last recession. And if early data from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is any indication, history may well be on its way to repeating.

Our annual ranking finds that cities across the country are expanding their solar power capacities. When a good idea gains momentum, widespread public support and policy innovations follow.

During the 2008 financial crisis, mortgage servicers failed their customers badly — losing track of payments, charging fictional fees, and “robo-signing” foreclosure documents. As homeowners now turn to their servicers for relief in a new...

At this critical moment, it is particularly important that the actions of the Fed, the Treasury and all government agencies match their words. Making corporate titans eligible for “Main Street” financing falls short of that...

The task at hand is not to “go back” to life in the 1960s or 1970s. The challenge, rather, is to envision a lifestyle and economy that lives within material and energy constraints similar to...

A surprise medical bill is an unexpected charge not covered by insurance even though the patient received care at a facility or from a doctor they believed to be within their insurance network. State and...

Industrial livestock agriculture is a threat to public health and the environment. It’s time to look at alternatives.

Since the end of the Great Recession, auto debt has reached historic levels. How'd we get here, and what can we do? Analyst R.J. Cross explains.

Recent updates on Frontier Group efforts to respond to the coronavirus crisis.

The oil and gas industry imposes tremendous costs on our environment and health, but despite those costs, the Trump administration and some in Congress have continued to push increasingly desperate - and sometimes absurd -...

The coronavirus pandemic will affect overall health care spending and the structure of the health care system itself.

The coronavirus will have far-reaching impacts on the nation's health care system’s structure, costs, and insurance. Exactly what those changes are will not be known for a while—but I’ve been exploring likely scenarios. Here...

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