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Heat Hazards and Migrant Rights: Protecting Agricultural Workers in a Changing Climate

Comprehensive heat safety standards are essential to mitigate the impacts of climate change on farmworkers and ensure the sustainability and resilience of agricultural operations.

06.06.24 | 17 min read
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A Guide to Public Deliberation

Public deliberation, when performed well, can lead to more transparency, accountability to the public, and the emergence of ideas that would otherwise go unnoticed.

06.04.24 | 19 min read
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Policy Memo
A Dose Of Reality: Underscoring The Fatal Consequences Of The Opioid Epidemic

Despite extensive funding, opioid-related overdoses have not significantly decreased, showing that a different strategy is needed to save lives. 

05.29.24 | 18 min read
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The Importance of Standards for the U.S. Bioeconomy & National Security: A Conversation with Congressman Jake Auchincloss

We sat down with Congressman Jake Auchincloss to get a better understanding of how Congress and the Select Committee on the CCP view the need for standards for the bioeconomy.

05.16.24 | 6 min read
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Fixing federal permitting requires the right (digital) tools for the job. We built an inventory of them.

We built this inventory to enhance our collective understanding of how that software is used in the federal permitting process—and to open lines of dialogue for cross-agency and cross-sector learning.

05.14.24 | 6 min read
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Tracking Extreme Heat Federal Policy and Funding

We’ve created a tool to monitor the progress of federal actions on extreme heat, enhance accountability, and to allow stakeholders to stay informed on the evolving state of U.S. climate-change resilience.

05.01.24 | 3 min read
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Policy Memo
Enhancing Federal Climate Initiatives: Integrating Tech-Focused Green Jobs for Equity and Innovation

By advocating for the integration of technology-focused green jobs within federal initiatives, there is an opportunity to broaden the talent pool and harness the potential of emerging technologies to tackle pressing environmental issues.

04.26.24 | 21 min read
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The Wildfire Crisis and FAS: A Story of Policy Entrepreneurship

“We really wanted a range of perspectives – specifically from voices that have been traditionally left out of the conversation”

04.24.24 | 5 min read
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Climate Change Challenges and Solutions in Forestry & Agriculture

Understanding the implications of climate change in agriculture and forestry is crucial for our nation to forge ahead with effective strategies and outcomes.

04.19.24 | 7 min read
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The U.S. Bioeconomy needs biomass, but what is it and how do we use it?

In the quest for sustainable energy and materials, biomass emerges as a key player, bridging the gap between the energy sector and the burgeoning U.S. and regional bioeconomies.

04.17.24 | 7 min read
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Firefighting Workforce Benefits from FY25 Budget Request but Sustained Investments are Necessary to Address the Wildfire Crisis

In the last decade, the U.S. has made significant investments to address the wildfire crisis, including the historic investments in hazardous fuels reduction through the IRA and IIJA.

04.16.24 | 5 min read
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Soil and Water: Why We Need Conservation Agriculture 

The widespread adoption of conservation agricultural practices to protect soils is key to ensuring food security and water quality for current and future generations in the United States.

04.15.24 | 6 min read
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