Reports

Report | Environment Oregon Research & Policy Center

Electric School Buses and the Grid

If every yellow school bus currently in operation across the United States were replaced with a vehicle-to-grid-capable electric bus of the same type, this would add over 60 gigawatt-hours (GWh) to the country’s capacity to store electricity. Read our new report to find out more.

Report | Environment America Research & Policy Center

Progress Report: President Biden’s First Year

Following years of rollbacks, President Joe Biden began his term nearly a year ago amidst unprecedented environmental and public health challenges. Despite these obstacles, his administration has made significant strides toward restoring lost environmental protections and confronting daunting threats to our climate and public health, according to a new report by Environment America Research & Policy Center and U.S. PIRG Education Fund. 

Report | Environment Oregon Research & Policy Center

Microplastics in Oregon

To better understand the scope of the microplastic problem in Oregon, Environment Oregon sampled 30 of Oregon’s most iconic rivers, lakes, and urban waterways. Here's our report with the findings.

Report | Environment Oregon Research & Policy Center

Trouble in the Air

More than one in six Americans, 58.4 million people, suffered through more than 100 days of elevated air pollution in 2020. Our report calls attention to the very real public health problems air pollution causes in both cities and rural areas across the country, such as asthma, heart issues, and premature death. It explains how global warming will make air pollution worse, and why tackling climate pollution has an impact on air quality. 

Report | Environment Oregon Research & Policy Center

Safe for Swimming?

Environment Oregon Research & Policy Center's annual analysis of bacteria testing at beaches in Oregon and across the country.

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