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‘Chromebook Churn’ report highlights problems of short-lived laptops in schools

Right to repair

‘Chromebook Churn’ report highlights problems of short-lived laptops in schools

The pandemic pushed schools to provide every student with their own device, often turning to Chromebooks. A laptop for every student is likely here to stay, but now this new tech is failing. That’s because while we know milk goes bad, it turns out Chromebooks have expiration dates too.

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Out to Pasture
A green combine harvests golden wheat

Food & farming

Out to Pasture

Manufacturer-imposed repair restrictions make equipment breakdowns even more painful by forcing farmers to rely on their dealership for many fixes. Right to Repair reforms would save U.S. farmers $4.2 Billion per year by providing farmers with independent repair options.

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The Plane Truth

Consumer alerts

The Plane Truth

Passengers fed up with airlines' performance; analysis of DOT data shows complaints quadruple, cancellations soar

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Trouble in Toyland 2022

Consumer alerts

Trouble in Toyland 2022

Dangerous, recalled toys are easy to buy, U.S. PIRG Education Fund investigation shows. Our 37th annual report looks at the problems of recalls, counterfeits and not heeding warning labels.

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Methane Gas Leaks

Fossil fuel pollution

Methane Gas Leaks

Methane gas (often known as natural gas) has heated the homes of many Americans for over a century — and for over a century, it has been prone to leaks, putting communities and the environment in danger.

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Food for thought: Are your groceries safe?

Consumer alerts

Food for thought: Are your groceries safe?

When you have hundreds or even thousands of people getting sick every year from food - many after recalls are announced, you have a problem. Part of the solution is grocery stores. We contacted 50 of the largest grocery and convenience store chains to learn how they get the word out to customers about food recalls. Some take several steps. Some do very little.

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