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Andy Jimenez looks at the Morris Reservoir

Parks for All

book_alt2 icon Report Diversity, access, and inclusion should be prioritized for the centennial of the National Park Service.

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Girding the U.S. Electric Grid with Community Energy Storage

article icon Issue Brief Distributed batteries for energy storage can collectively strengthen the electric grid against extreme weather.

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The North American Leaders Summit Should Put Fish on the Menu

If the leaders of the United States, Canada, and Mexico work together, they can curtail illegal fishing, reward honest fishermen, and act to save two critically endangered species.

Exhaust rises from coal

Suing and Spewing

article icon Issue Brief The power producers affiliated with the lawsuits against the EPA’s Clean Power Plan are responsible for 1.2 billion tons of carbon pollution each year.

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Accelerating the North American Shift to Clean Energy via Proxy Carbon Pricing

To prepare for North America’s shift to clean energy, U.S., Mexican, and Canadian governments and businesses should apply a proxy carbon price when evaluating potential long-term investments.

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Proposals for a North American Climate Strategy

book_alt2 icon Report The new alignment of the United States, Mexico, and Canada on climate change—and the forthcoming North American Leaders’ Summit—present opportunities for these countries to undertake new, coordinated climate action.

A pump jack is seen near New Town, North Dakota.

The Who’s Who of Methane Pollution in the Onshore Oil and Gas Production Sector

book_alt2 icon Report Eleven companies emitted half of all methane pollution in the United States from onshore oil and gas production in 2014.

Bears Ears

Bears Ears Cultural Area: The Most Vulnerable U.S. Site for Looting, Vandalism, and Grave Robbing

A Native American intertribal coalition has asked President Obama to create a national monument in Utah’s Bears Ears region.

Solar power farm in northwestern China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region

Green Finance: The Next Frontier for U.S.-China Climate Cooperation

article icon Issue Brief Both the United States and China need to bolster domestic policy and steer overseas finance in climate-friendly directions.

Gulf shrimp

The Future of Seafood Security: The Fight Against Illegal Fishing and Seafood Fraud

article icon Issue Brief Progress on ferreting out the twin scourges of illegal fishing activity and seafood fraud is a bipartisan priority that can deliver environmental and economic benefits.

octopus garden

Bringing America’s ‘Best Idea’ to Our Oceans

The last two presidents have established massive marine reserves in the remote Pacific Ocean. Now it’s time to take similar action in the waters of the continental United States.

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