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There are two ways to rationally approach the climate apocalypse – one individual and one communal. For one’s own benefit, it might make sense to migrate north and wait out the storms. But from...

We face a critical choice right now: we can change our lifestyles to minimize global warming -- or we can let global warming claim our treasured traditions, like sitting around a campfire.

Here are two things you probably don’t know about colonoscopies. First, they’re one of the most commonly performed screening exams. Millions of us get colonoscopies each year, but we don’t like to talk about it....

What does “human error” really mean? And what is the role of automated vehicles in protecting us from it? These are important questions to clarify if we are going to get the greatest safety benefit...

The interactivemap brings together more than 5,000 data points from more than a dozen federal, state and local government databases to provide as complete a picture of water quality threats in the Delaware basin as...

A dramatic change that was just beginning a decade ago is still picking up steam. It’s a change that is making the world cleaner, safer, and healthier. And it is a change to one of...

Over the last decade, technologies that can help America shift away from fossil fuels — like solar panels, wind turbines, LED light bulbs, energy storage and electric cars — have spread rapidly around the country....

In an opinion piece for CNN, policy analyst Alana Miller argues that fossil fuel extraction has no place near America's most special places, like the Great Sand Dunes National Park in southern Colorado.

A future in which small-scale electric and manually-powered mobility can work its transformative magic is one in which our cities must make a bold commitment to reallocating space on our streets – giving small, slow,...

Denver is considering a planning amendment that has the potential to transform the city's downtown while setting an example for other cities for how to repurpose space in a way that prioritizes residents and...

On broken appliances and a broken system.

Ten years ago, one million tons of toxic waste spilled into the Clinch and Emory Rivers in Tennessee, forcing evacuations, devastating a river and a community, and, as alleged by a recently-filed lawsuit, causing the...

While we are busy rethinking everything about transportation, we might as well figure out how to make the next iteration of our transportation system one that is fiscally sustainable, kind to the environment, and better...

Last week, we released the ninth edition of Following the Money, our annual report with U.S. PIRG Education Fund evaluating governments on their online financial transparency. This year, after a one-year vacation in the murky...

Nebraska, like my home state of Kansas, is landlocked. There are no beaches with washed up garbage and no sea turtles mistaking plastic bags for jellyfish – reasons that citizens in places like California have...

There is a better way. And if the auto industry’s short-sighted and ham-handed attack on tailpipe emissions standards helps the rest of us to visualize it more quickly, and commit the necessary resources to the...

With more electric cars on the road, and many more coming soon, cities will face the challenge of where electric vehicles will charge, particularly in city centers and neighborhoods without off-street residential parking.

For the Clean Water Act to successfully protect our waterways, facilities must follow the law … and face accountability if they don’t. Our recent report, Troubled Waters: Industrial Pollution Still Threatens American Waterways , finds...

States on the Atlantic, which use one quarter of the nation's energy, need a big and accessible clean energy resource in order to get off fossil fuels. Fortunately, the winds blowing right off their coastlines...

A Swedish power plant has a surprising source of energy: discarded clothing. The mental double-take we do at the idea of burning clothing for electricity creates the opportunity to reconsider other items we regularly throw...

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