Reports

Report | Environment Illinois Research and Education Center

Renewables on the Rise 2021

Clean energy is sweeping across America and is poised for more dramatic growth in the coming years.

Report | Environment Illinois Research and Education Center

Trouble in the Air

Despite much progress in reducing levels of air pollution in the U.S., millions of Americans are exposed to unhealthy levels of pollution every year.

Report | Environment Illinois Research and Education Center

Trash in America

THE UNITED STATES produces too much waste. Natural resources are continually extracted to produce goods that are used in the U.S. – often only briefly – before they are thrown into landfills, incinerators or the natural environment. This system of consumption and disposal results in the waste of precious resources and pollution that threatens our health, environment and the global climate.

Report | Environment Illinois Research and Education Center

Reconnecting Nature

We need more nature. More nature means abundant wildlife in our world, from butterflies floating by to coyotes howling at night to whale tails breaching the surface just visible from shore.

Report | Environment Illinois Research and Education Center

We Have the Power

It is time for America to move beyond fossil fuels. Coal, oil and gas are responsible for a rapidly warming planet, for hundreds of thousands of deaths in the U.S. each year from air pollution, and for untold environmental damage. A shift to emission-free energy from the wind, sun and other renewable sources can solve many of America’s most pressing environmental and public health challenges.

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