America’s colleges and universities are leading the transition to a 100 percent renewable energy system. Small liberal arts colleges, large public universities, and community colleges alike, from every corner of the U.S., are taking the lead in reducing energy consumption, deploying renewable energy technologies, and switching to electric vehicles (EVs).
Rivers and beaches are critical to quality of life in the Tampa Bay region and across Florida, but actions by the Trump administration are threatening the state’s waterways. Regulatory rollbacks, proposed budget cuts, and expanded offshore drilling all put clean water at risk.
Cities across the country are harnessing the power of the sun for their communities. Our new report ranks major cities in the U.S. by how much solar energy they have installed, highlighting several Florida cities.
In the U.S., transportation is climate enemy number one. America’s transportation system produces more greenhouse gas emissions than any other sector of our economy and, on its own, is responsible for 4 percent of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions – more than the entire economies of France and the United Kingdom combined.
The environmental dangers posed by offshore oil spills, such as the 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill in the Gulf of Mexico, are well known. The damage to the environment, communities and public health from the onshore infrastructure needed to support offshore drilling is less well known, but no less real.
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