Building a world powered by 100% renewable energy will make us both healthier and safer. To get there, we need to make simultaneous use of every source of renewable energy because each has its unique advantages and complements the others. For the United States, offshore wind energy is a largely untapped resource with many benefits – a key element of a future energy system powered by renewable energy. This report discusses technical potential for offshore wind in the U.S..
Plastic is everywhere and in everything. It’s used as packaging, it’s in food service products, and it’s in clothing. All told, Americans generate over 35 million tons of plastic waste every year, 90% of which is landfilled or incinerated.1 In fact, the U.S. throws out enough plastic every 16 hours to fill the Dallas Cowboys stadium, and that amount is increasing.
One in six Americans lives within 3 miles of a proposed or approved Superfund toxic waste site. Yet the program to clean up these sites has experienced a declining budget, and success, putting people at risk from hazardous contamination.
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