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Too often, infrastructure policy seems to be driven by short-term priorities – getting projects underway, creating jobs, or squeezing out another couple decimal points of...

May 15, 2019 Blog Post

Late last year, I took a trip with a friend to watch the demolition of the retired Mt. Tom coal-fired power plant in Holyoke, Massachusetts....

Feb 8, 2019 Blog Post
Toxic Threats to Our Rivers, Lakes, and Streams

Our lakes, rivers, streams and creeks provide us with water to drink, give character to our most beautiful natural places, and give us places to...

Feb 7, 2019 Report

In 2018, the U.S. and world woke up to many of the problems created by trash, as well as new opportunities to eliminate it. In...

Dec 21, 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

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

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
Bacteria Pollution in Texas Beaches and Waterways Threatens Public Health

From South Padre Island to Galveston Bay, and from the San Marcos River to Lake Lewisville, Texas rivers, lakes and beaches draw thousands of people...

Aug 30, 2018 Report

The interactivemap brings together more than 5,000 data points from more than a dozen federal, state and local government databases to provide as complete a...

Jul 31, 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

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