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Austin, Texas, is experiencing among the fastest population and economic growth in the country. Austin’s dynamic growth has brought benefits to many, lowering unemployment and poverty rates and making the city an attractive destination for...

To encourage patients to purchase their name-brand drugs instead of generic versions, pharmaceutical companies sometimes offer coupons that reduce the patient’s copayment for the brand-name drug below the copayment for the generic drug. Patients choose...

I live in Santa Rosa, not far from several of the fires that have been burning in Sonoma County. This past week, the official measurements of air quality – data from air quality monitoring stations...

Although the classic novella A River Runs Through It was set on the Blackfoot River, a 1992 movie adaptation had to be filmed on the Gallatin River because the Blackfoot was too polluted. In the...

If driving around in a vehicle with dangerous, defective parts is something you’d like to avoid, then next time you’re buying a used car – look out. Because the reality is that many used cars...

The findings of our new report, Older Consumers in the Financial Marketplace, suggest that mistreatment of older consumers by financial companies is widespread – but also that older consumers would be worse off, and more...

The documentary Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret , first released in 2014 and re-released on Netflix a year later, highlights an issue I care deeply about – the climate impact of animal agriculture – but does...

As the nation continues to focus on the situation in Flint, another case of contaminated drinking water has emerged in Michigan, this time in a town just north of Grand Rapids. Wolverine World Wide, a...

The Gulf Coast Power Association is an energy group with a diverse list of members from Shell to SolarCity. At their fall conference in Austin earlier this month, Texas A&M climatologist John Neilsen-Gammon presented on...

Handing over the keys to the automakers hasn’t worked to maximize safety before, and it likely won’t work this time either.

America’s institutions of higher education can play a leadership role in the fight to prevent the worst impacts of global warming by setting a goal to meet all their energy needs with clean renewable resources....

Frontier Group has created a map of Superfund sites in Puerto Rico. In the wake of Hurricane Maria, some of these sites may pose a risk to human health and the environment.

In early September, my personal information - Social Security number, birthdate, address - and that of 143 million other users, was compromised in the Equifax security breach. This has been the icing on...

While Boston continued to add jobs in 2016, the number of people reporting that they took transit to jobs in the city actually declined for the first time since the end of the Great Recession....

Volatile chemicals caused an explosion at the Arkema Crosby chemical plant in Crosby, Texas, on August 31, 2017. They exploded after the plant lost power due to Hurricane Harvey, which turned off the refrigerators that...

Reports indicate that flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey spilled at least 31 million gallons of raw sewage in Texas, but likely spilled far more. That’s the equivalent of every person in Houston flushing a toilet...

Florida’s sewage systems are already strained by the Florida coast’s rapidly growing population. City growth policies encourage housing and economic development without updating necessary infrastructure. In many of the state’s biggest coastal cities, sewer systems...

The floodwaters of Hurricane Harvey have receded, but the work to clean up in the storm’s aftermath has just begun. One thing left in Harvey’s wake is a tremendous amount of debris -- people’s belongings...

Puget Sound is critical to the health and welfare of our families, our communities, and wildlife. For 40 years, EPA has been working to protect Puget Sound and its watershed from threats like stormwater, sewer...

While reforming commuter benefits at the federal level should be the end goal, the best place to start addressing commuter parking may be in the cities that bear the burden of our current policies in...

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