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Clean Air and Water

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

Sep 10, 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

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

Wildfires and smoke seem like a West Coast problem, but more and more frequently that smoke reaches the East Coast. The health effects of that...

Aug 23, 2021 Blog Post

When dealing with tiny plastic trash, small pieces of legislation can add up to make a big difference.

Aug 19, 2021 Blog Post

Industrial livestock and poultry slaughtering and processing plants ("slaughterhouses") dump huge volumes of pollution into America’s rivers, threatening our health and harming our environment. Despite...

Aug 11, 2021 Report
Pollution at our beaches and how to prevent it (2021 edition)

The Clean Water Act, adopted in 1972, set the goal of making all of our waterways safe for swimming. Nearly a half-century later, Americans visiting...

Jul 1, 2021 Report

Industrial facilities across the country emit toxic air pollution that can affect the health of nearby residents. Here's a guide on how to find out...

Jun 23, 2021 Blog Post

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