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Fact file: Americans drive the most

New economy

Fact file: Americans drive the most

Americans drive a whole lot more than most other people in the world. That means more noise, more pollution and more deaths. Maybe it's time to rethink how we get around.

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Trouble in the Air Factsheet

Clean air

Trouble in the Air Factsheet

Every year, millions of Americans are exposed to levels of pollution that American public health groups and international agencies consider unhealthy. Fossil fuel combustion is one of the largest sources of air pollution that comes from human activities.

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Moving Beyond Wood Pulp Part 3: Hemp

Forests

Moving Beyond Wood Pulp Part 3: Hemp

When it comes to making paper products, home products and construction materials, alternatives to using centuries-old trees exist. Paper products can be made from recycled paper and wheat straw. Buildings can be constructed with reclaimed wood. And bamboo is being used everywhere -- from paper to tools to flooring. This is the third blog in a series compiled by Environment America Wild Forests Intern Natalie Dryja exploring the many alternatives to timber and wood pulp.

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Destination: Zero Carbon Factsheet

Electric vehicles

Destination: Zero Carbon Factsheet

America’s transportation system produces more greenhouse gas emissions than any other sector of our economy. Three strategies – phasing out fossil fuel vehicles, electrifying and improving our transit system, and getting more people moving by foot, bike and transit – can put the U.S. on a path to a zero-carbon transportation system.

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