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What Is Environmental Racism?

GuideUnited States, InternationalMaudlyne Ihejirika
This form of systemic racism disproportionately burdens communities of color.

Paris Climate Agreement: Everything You Need to Know

GuideInternationalMelissa Denchak
The Paris Agreement charted a new course in the effort to combat global climate change, requiring countries to make commitments and progressively strengthen them. Here’s what the accord seeks to achieve, and why our future may depend on its success.

Federal Energy Efficiency: Promoting Equity and the Planet

Expert BlogUnited StatesKhalil Shahyd, Lara Ettenson
The COVID-19 pandemic continues to disproportionately affect low-income communities of color and threatens to plunge our economy deeper into a recession at a time when many families and communities are already struggling to meet basic needs. The federal government should…

COVID 4 Stimulus Bill Must Recognize: Water Is Life

Expert BlogUnited StatesErik D. Olson
None of us can wash our hands, bathe, or clean and disinfect our homes as recommended by CDC without safe running water. Yet despite living under stay-at-home orders, staggering numbers of Americans have had their water shut off due to…

Freshwater Harmful Algal Blooms 101

GuideUnited StatesMelissa Denchak, Melanie Sturm

Ugly, foul-smelling and sometimes toxic, algal blooms are becoming more common in freshwater ecosystems like rivers, lakes, ponds, and reservoirs. Here’s a look at how excess algae can impact the environment—and human health.

Reflections on a Road Trip without Gasoline

Expert BlogMidwestPatricia Valderrama, Madhur Boloor, Ada Statler, Samuel Garcia, Jessica Russo

We’re walking you through our most important discoveries from our electric road trip throughout the Midwest: the lessons learned by sitting behind the wheel and by listening to all the transportation stakeholders who told us their stories.

Beyond Cars: Electrifying Trucks and Planes

Expert BlogMidwestMadhur Boloor, Patricia Valderrama, Ada Statler, Samuel Garcia

During our EV road trip through the Midwest, we got a glimpse of the many modes of transportation that are prime for electrification.

Fracking 101

GuideTexas, Pennsylvania, New York, California, North Dakota, FloridaMelissa Denchak
Hydraulic fracturing has upended the global energy landscape and made fossil fuels big business in the United States. Mounting evidence shows that it poses serious threats to our health, environment, and climate future. Here’s a look at the fracking boom…

Northeast and Mid-Atlantic Green-light Clean Transportation

Expert BlogBruce Ho
A coalition of Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states released a roadmap for building a clean and modern transportation system that cuts pollution, creates jobs, boosts their economies, improves transportation access and equity, and enhances public health through improvements in public transportation.