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PFAS, or “forever chemicals,” are widely used in consumer products that make our lives easier. These products that contain PFAS offer consumers convenience – but...

Jan 19, 2022 Blog Post
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Moving from destructive consumption towards a zero-waste system. 2021 edition

Our current system of consumption and disposal wastes natural resources and creates pollution that threatens our health, environment and the global climate. Trash in America...

Sep 30, 2021 Report
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America produces way, way too much waste. Our systems for dealing with it are in crisis mode.

Sep 30, 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

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
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

Why are there suddenly so many ticks everywhere? One big factor is climate change, which is likely to keep making the problems of ticks and...

May 24, 2021 Blog Post

America’s auto-centric transportation system is wrecking our health and the environment, but through proven policies and existing technologies, we can fix that.

Apr 16, 2021 Blog Post
Strategies for a Healthier Future

America’s transportation system is wrecking our health and the environment. To address the damage it causes, we need to completely transform the way we get...

Mar 30, 2021 Report

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced us to consider what work is essential to our society. It's time we start including caregiving on that list.

Mar 23, 2021 Blog Post