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On broken appliances and a broken system.

May 17, 2018 Blog Post
Coal Ash Ponds Put Our Waterways at Risk

When coal-fired power plants burn coal, they leave behind toxic ash waste. Often, this ash waste is stored in uncovered ponds that are susceptible to...

Apr 30, 2018 Report

Nebraska, like my home state of Kansas, is landlocked. There are no beaches with washed up garbage and no sea turtles mistaking plastic bags for...

Apr 5, 2018 Blog Post

A Swedish power plant has a surprising source of energy: discarded clothing. The mental double-take we do at the idea of burning clothing for electricity...

Mar 14, 2018 Blog Post

Frontier Group director Susan Rakov's letter to the editor printed in the LA Times argues that we have the tools to reduce waste.

Mar 5, 2018 Blog Post
Moving From Destructive Consumption to a Zero-Waste System

The U.S. produces immense amounts of trash. Currently, we extract natural resources to make products that we buy, use – usually briefly – and ultimately...

Feb 12, 2018 Report

Agriculture in the U.S. is dominated by large, specialized crop and animal farms. These industrial farms focus on short-term productivity, often at the cost of...

Feb 7, 2018 Blog Post
How the Practices of Industrial Agriculture Put Our Health and Environment at Risk

Agriculture in the U.S. is dominated by large, specialized crop and animal farms. These industrial farms prioritize short-term productivity without regard to harmful impacts on...

Feb 7, 2018 Report

Pittsburgh has a wet weather problem. As a result of sprawling development, an increasing portion of the Pittsburgh area is impervious, meaning that instead of...

Dec 1, 2017 Blog Post
The Impact of the Trump Administration’s EPA Budget Cuts on the Three Rivers Basin

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has been essential to cleaning up and protecting water quality in the Allegheny, the Monongahela and the Ohio rivers, collectively...

Dec 1, 2017 Report

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