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In certain sections of the political landscape, debate over ideas and policies has become a lesser form of currency than grandstanding, finger-wagging and moral posturing....

Sep 27, 2021 Blog Post

A 100-year-old postcard and its surprising link to the EPA's recent ban of a dangerous pesticide.

Sep 14, 2021 Blog Post

A coastal city takes action to reduce the most common sources of disposable plastic waste.

Sep 10, 2021 Blog Post
Medical costs and bankruptcies in Oregon

The high cost of health care, expensive monthly insurance premiums, high deductibles, and expenses not covered by insurance all add to health care’s strain on...

Sep 9, 2021 Report

Convenience is a powerful motivator of behavior. Yet, oddly, convenience gets far less attention than cost when it comes to evaluating and prioritizing policies to...

Sep 7, 2021 Blog Post

Americans use and discard more than 390 million straws a day. Seattle's ban on plastic straws is reducing that number, and keeping plastic waste out...

Sep 7, 2021 Blog Post

Tree planting is one of the most effective tools we have for tackling climate change – as long as policies supporting these efforts listen to...

Sep 2, 2021 Blog Post

Washington, D.C., is one of several cities and states that have banned some packaging made of polystyrene (otherwise known as Styrofoam) in recent years. The...

Aug 31, 2021 Blog Post

Manufacturing prioritizes making more things, and making them faster. Instead of supporting a culture of stuff, engineers can prioritize real innovation.

Aug 30, 2021 Blog Post

California has been a flagship state for bans of plastic bags, first at the local level, followed by the adoption of the nation's first statewide...

Aug 27, 2021 Blog Post