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Continuing our series on MPAs around the world, we look at how protection of an “ecological crossroads” in the Gulf of Mexico has been instrumental in the recovery of local reef species populations.

In the Pacific Ocean, America’s largest Marine National Monument has rescued some of the world’s most endangered species from the brink of extinction.

In the first of our series of posts exploring the experience of marine protected areas around the world, we focus on the MPAs off the coast of California – America’s first science-based, statewide MPA network....

Fish in the ocean

With the future of the ocean increasingly uncertain, a growing body of research shows that marine protected areas (MPAs) can conserve and revive marine ecosystems and help reverse the damage inflicted on the ocean by...

With Biden in office, there will be a strong temptation for climate advocates to fix their attention squarely on the action in Washington, D.C. That would be a mistake. States have tremendous power to influence...

We give dating apps really detailed personal info. Dating apps use your data – find out how with policy analyst R.J. Cross.

The information in the CFPB's Consumer Complaint Database is a treasure trove of information about consumer experiences in the financial marketplace. But the database can present challenges for new users. Here's some information and tips...

Following the destructive policies and rhetoric of the previous administration, Joe Biden is now faced with the necessity of healing a divided nation. The country will not immediately unify under one cause or in one...

It's long past time to put our communities first, and our nursing homes are depending on it.

One of the most widely shared images from the inauguration was of Sen. Bernie Sanders huddled in his chair, trying to stay warm in his beige parka and wool mittens. Soon we learned those...

Saying goodbye to old technologies and ways of doing things is something we are going to need to practice over and over again in the coming decades as we address the climate crisis. To evoke...

If America's infrastructure conversation can turn to the question of what projects are actually necessary to solve our most pressing challenges, then there is an opportunity to carry out a plan that will leave the...

Drilling in the Arctic was always a bad idea, and it is only getting worse. Though the first lease sale of land in the Arctic National Wildlife refuge was a complete failure, we need to...

Solar panels at the Sunnyside Ranch Community Solar Array.

Research published over the last couple of months makes it clear that, entering 2021, clean energy technologies critical for taking on climate change have not only gotten cheaper than ever before, in many cases they...

The world already has more plastic than it needs, wants or can handle. And the world is starting to push back.

The biggest U.S. banks are among the largest worldwide funders of projects worsening global warming. Strong regulation and shareholder action can pressure these banks to shut off the spigot of cash to projects threatening us...

Container deposit laws fund recycling programs at the point of purchase – a surprisingly powerful idea about to have its moment.

There is no doubt that America is a country with deep divisions, but angry political rhetoric and the tribalization of partisan loyalties have drowned out the opinions of ordinary Americans who actually find much to...

Energy leasing on U.S. public lands makes these lands a major contributor to the country’s greenhouse gas emissions - but it doesn’t have to be that way.

Back-up generators emit greenhouse gases and toxic gases, harming the environment and our health. Back-up batteries don't. We need policies nationwide that will make batteries the easy choice for homeowners.

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