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Strategies to Promote Vibrant Communities

Transit-oriented development—mixed residential and commercial districts that allow residents to walk, drive or ride transit—can improve quality of life in urban areas and encourage more...

Jan 26, 2005 Report
How Residential Photovoltaic Incentives Can Pay Off for Homeowners and the Public

Developing clean, abundant solar power resources in California can benefit all those who live and work in the state—reducing air pollution, protecting consumers from volatile...

Dec 26, 2004 Report
Alternatives to Incineration

Maryland’s hospitals and health care facilities annually classify more than 35,000 tons of waste as regulated medical waste that must be sterilized before disposal. Incineration...

Dec 26, 2004 Report
Protecting Washington from Nuclear Waste at Hanford

The Hanford Nuclear Reservation in southeastern Washington is one of the most contaminated nuclear waste sites in the world. Containing the threat to public health...

Oct 26, 2004 Report
How Weak Permitting and Enforcement Have Failed to Curb High Levels of Toxic Discharge into Wisconsin's Waterways

Thirty years after the passage of the Clean Water Act, Wisconsin waterways continue to be the dumping grounds for high levels of pollution. Weak enforcement...

Sep 26, 2004 Report
The Case Against the Use of Offsets in a Regional Power Sector Cap-and-Trade Program

A group of northeastern states have joined together in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) to limit emissions of carbon dioxide from power plants in...

Sep 26, 2004 Report
Priority Policies for Reducing Rhode Island's Contribution to Global Warming

In 2001, the governors of the six New England states made an historic commitment to reduce their region’s emissions of global warming pollution. Rhode Island...

Aug 26, 2004 Report
The Potential Role of Hydrogen in Achieving a Clean, Sustainable Transportation System

The use of hydrogen as a fuel for cars and trucks has been touted as an environmentally responsible way to end America’s dependence on foreign...

Aug 26, 2004 Report
Cutting Health-Threatening Air Pollution 50% by 2010

Despite progress made over the past several decades, California continues to have the worst air quality in the nation. During his campaign for governor in...

Aug 26, 2004 Report
A Conversation with the Experts

A growing number of Maryland’s citizens have come to recognize the true costs of the poorly planned, widely-dispersed development that is characteristic of sprawl—sprawl that...

Jul 26, 2004 Report

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