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.
Over the last decade, clean energy has grown by leaps and bounds. Technologies that can help America shift away from fossil fuels — like solar panels, wind turbines, LED light bulbs, energy storage and electric cars — have gone from novelties to core features of the nation's energy landscape.
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