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Hurricane Season unfolds on our TV screens each year like a hit drama. But what are the long-lasting impacts on the people and communities that...

Nov 8, 2018 Blog Post

Numerous coal-fired power plants with onsite storage of coal ash waste are in the potential path of hurricanes Florence and Michael. Coal ash ponds can...

Oct 9, 2018 Blog Post

Hurricane Florence is projected to affect major agricultural regions of North Carolina and neighboring states, where manure storage in lagoons is common. Leakage from or...

Oct 9, 2018 Blog Post

There are dozens of Superfund hazardous waste sites in states potentially affected by Hurricane Michael. Flooding of hazardous waste sites can result in toxic substances...

Oct 9, 2018 Blog Post

Several nuclear reactors are in areas that may be subject to flooding in the wake of Hurricane Florence. Inspections and reviews by the U.S. Nuclear...

Sep 12, 2018 Blog Post

Why should we worry that rivers and bayous in the middle of our cities be safe enough for swimming? A better question might be: Why...

Sep 7, 2018 Blog Post

Ten years ago, one million tons of toxic waste spilled into the Clinch and Emory Rivers in Tennessee, forcing evacuations, devastating a river and a...

May 9, 2018 Blog Post
Clean Transportation for Healthier Neighborhoods and Cleaner Air

All-electric buses are here, and they’re cleaner, healthier and often cheaper for transit agencies, school districts and bus contractors to run in the long-term....

May 3, 2018 Report
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
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

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