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Report | Environment Ohio Research & Policy Center

Trash in America

The United States produces too much waste. Natural resources are continually extracted to produce goods that are used in the U.S. – often only briefly – before they are thrown into landfills, incinerators or the natural environment. This system of consumption and disposal results in the waste of precious resources and in pollution that threatens our health, environment and the global climate. Because the costs of this system fall on society at large – not on the producers and consumers who drive it – there are few direct incentives for change.

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News Release | Environment America Research & Policy Center

Report examines America’s waste problem over past 3 years

Every year, the average American throws out nearly 1,800 pounds of trash. On Thursday, PIRG Education Fund, Environment America Research & Policy Center, Frontier Group and Community Action Works released a new report, Trash in America: Moving from destructive consumption towards a zero-waste system. The report examines America’s waste problem and recommends 10 steps the United States should take to build a “zero waste” economy.

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When, where and how to plant milkweed to save the monarch butterfly | Malia Libby

We need to stop the monarch's rapid descent toward extinction 

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Report | Environment Iowa Research & Policy Center

Reconnecting Nature

An inside look into 7 ways people are working to reconnect nature in the United States.

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News Release | Environment America Research & Policy Center

New report outlines key ways to reconnect nature through wildlife corridors

“For too long a labyrinth of roads, fences and sprawl has penned animals into smaller and smaller habitats,” said Wendy Wendlandt, president of Environment America Research & Policy Center.  “The key now is to connect these small habitat ‘islands’ through corridors. Doing so can give wildlife the space they need to hunt, mate and migrate.”

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