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The IPCC’s report, as expected, confirms that a) the planet is warming, b) humans are causing it, and c) it’s going to be a big problem for all of us. But as public discussion of...

The report tracks the rapid spread of new tools such as carsharing, bikesharing and real-time transit apps, and argues that those tools – both individually and collectively – have the potential to allow many Americans...

Universities and colleges are natural laboratories for innovation and they face many of the same transportation challenges – limited financial resources, traffic congestion and environmental concerns – as cities and states nationwide. Rather than fall...

Curtailing net metering could pull the rug out from underneath California’s burgeoning residential solar market – especially since other key incentives for solar energy, such as the federal residential renewable energy tax credit, are also...

In 2012, 86 percent of Americans traveled to work either in vehicles they drove themselves or as part of a carpool. That’s a decline of 0.7 percent since 2006 in the proportion of Americans arriving...

The CFPB’s Consumer Complaint Database reminds us of the power of information transparency. Now that banks and other financial services firms know that consumer complaints will be seen by potential customers, the media and...

Small fires at regular intervals have long been a regular occurrence in California and are necessary to keep forests healthy. Large blazes like the Rim Fire, however, are the result of years of fires that...

From Hurricane Sandy to devastating droughts and deadly heat waves, extreme weather events caused by global warming threaten our safety, our health and our environment—and scientists predict things will only get worse unless we cut...

As customers replace automobile banking with mobile banking, Bank of America closes drive-through tellers.

Highways such as Rochester’s Inner Loop stand as monuments to exactly how much was sacrificed to our half century-long quest to slice a few seconds off the commutes of motorists. Hopefully, Rochester’s efforts to reclaim...

Colleges and universities, by nature, are excellent laboratories for innovation and great places to test out alternative approaches to problems such as transportation. The strategies that prove the most effective on campus can then be...

At Frontier Group we work to clarify and illuminate the public policy choices facing our society. This spring and summer, we've highlighted the opportunities presented by emerging clean energy sources such as solar power, the...

Sixty years ago, naturalist Aldo Leopold wrote that much of the damage humans inflict on the environment is invisible to those without an ecological education—that it takes knowing what a healthy environment should look...

At the end of July, President Obama reignited the debate on corporate tax reform, proposing to reduce corporate tax rates while closing loopholes and exemptions that some companies take advantage of. Many corporations currently take...

A large part of why Pittsburgh is rebounding is because what Pittsburgh is selling – a dramatic and beautiful natural setting, high quality of life, a strong downtown, abundant arts and culture, cheap housing in...

Fracking has caused extensive environmental and public health damage. The solution is to end fracking, move away from dirty fuels, and instead prepare for a future that uses cleaner sources of energy. Several recent news...

After nearly a decade of stagnation in driving, the onus should now fall on defenders of a highway-centric vision of transportation policy to defend it. It is time for them to explain why continued expansions...

There is a clearly defined pathway that any state can follow to jump-start solar energy. You don’t have to be the sunniest state in the country to benefit from solar energy; you just need to...

In a shining display of transparency and open government, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has made its database of consumer complaints about financial services available to the public. Making these data accessible is an important...

Regardless of whether you think that Millennials are driving less because they’re responding to economic signals or because they are striking out in a new cultural direction, the implications for the future are pretty much...

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