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How 10 years of fracking has harmed our water, land and climate

Boston, MA–In a single year, fracking wells across the country released at least 5.3 billion pounds of the potent greenhouse gas methane, as much global warming pollution as 22 coal-fired power plants. The stat is one of many in a new study that quantifies the environmental harm caused by more 137,000 fracking wells permitted since 2005.
 

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News Release | Environment America

Survey: shoppers want food grown in ways that don't pollute the water

Washington, D.C.– Seventy-nine percent of supermarket shoppers surveyed across the country want food grown in ways that don’t cause water pollution, according to a new Environment America survey.

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From California to New Jersey, cities help lead nation’s solar boom

Boston, MA -- Sixty-four major American cities are now home to almost as much solar capacity as the entire country had installed at the end of 2010, according to a new analysis that ranks America’s major cities for their solar power.

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Report | Environment America Research & Policy Center

Shining Cities 2016

America’s major cities have played a key role in the clean energy revolution and stand to reap tremendous benefits from solar energy. As population centers, they are major sources of electricity demand, and with millions of rooftops suitable for solar panels, they have the potential to be major sources of clean energy as well.

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Panel: wind, solar and other clean energy sources could supply all of our power

Boston, MA -- Wind, solar, and other renewable energy sources now make up just about 10 percent of the nation’s electricity supply, but transitioning to 100 percent clean energy is both necessary and feasible, academic experts and clean energy advocates said today.

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