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City of Washington, D.C., makes the nation’s boldest renewable energy commitment yet

America's capital city is going 100 percent renewable by 2032.

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'It's up to all of us': In wake of dire National Climate Assessment, Environment America points to solutions

As America's top climate scientists sounded the alarm on climate change, Environment America and our national network focused on solutions.

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Congress reaches agreement on a Farm Bill that doesn't undermine environmental protections

Months of negotiation and advocacy kept Congress' massive agriculture bill from being a disaster for the environment.

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The 'most extreme attack on clean water in recent memory' could endanger water sources for 117 million Americans

The Trump administration is moving forward with a plan that could jeopardize the drinking water of as many as one in three Americans.

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Report | Wisconsin Environment Research & Policy Center

The State of Recycling in Wisconsin

Recycling rates in major cities throughout Wisconsin reveal one of the more wasteful states in the nation. Based on the most recent available data, only Madison and Waukesha have managed to eclipse the national average of 34.7 percent (see table below). Due to a lack of reporting in certain jurisdictions, the state’s overall recycling rate is unclear. However, given low rates in major cities, evidence from other states suggests that Wisconsin’s statewide rate is even lower than the national average.

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