Based in Fresno, California, Leon Kaye is a business writer and strategic communications specialist. He has also been featured in The Guardian, Sustainable Brands and CleanTechnica. When he has time, he shares his thoughts on his own site, GreenGoPost.com. Contact him at leon@greengopost.com. You can also reach out via Twitter (@LeonKaye) and Instagram (GreenGoPost).

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Business to Government: Do Something About Climate Change

A survey completed by the UN Global Compact (UNGC) and Accenture sheds new light on the evolving attitudes on climate change held by chief executive officers across the world and throughout various industries.

Mario Batali (right) will try his hand at making beer out of bruised fruit.

Mario Batali, Sam Calagione Partner to Make Beer from Food Waste

Sam Calagione, founder of Dogfish Head Brewery, will launch a new Web series on Oct. 28. The first episode, featuring celebrity chef Mario Batali, will pair the offbeat brewer and “Iron Chef” alum together in Chicago to create a beer out of discarded food for the popular high-end Italian restaurant and retailer Eataly.

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Long Full of Crap, D.C. Will Now Churn Some of It into Energy

Built at the cost of $470 million, a new waste-to-energy facility serving the Washington, D.C. metro area will provide a wastewater plant with a new way to power some of its operations — up to a third of its total power needs, in fact, or enough to electrify 10,500 homes.

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VW Emissions Scandal Now Fueling Class-Action Lawsuits

A bevy of lawsuits are already underway over Volkswagen’s admission that the company installed software that allowed 500,000 of its diesel-powered automobiles skirt U.S. federal emissions rules.

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IMF Managing Director Calls for Carbon Tax

The IMF has become the latest advocate for a new twist on financial reform as its managing director, Christine Lagarde, has added her voice to the global chorus calling for a carbon tax.

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Climate Change Could Turn the Horn of Africa into a Drier, More Unstable Region

According to a report issued by Columbia University’s Earth Institute, Ethiopia, along with its neighbors on the Horn of Africa, Djibouti and Somalia, could be in for a long-term struggle with climate change. Evidence suggests the region has actually become drier over the past 100 years — and will continue to become drier and warmer in the coming years.

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Ambitious California Renewables Legislation Signed Into Law

Signed by Gov. Jerry Brown during a ceremony this week at the Griffith Park Observatory in Los Angeles, Senate Bill 350 mandates that California produce half of its electricity from renewables such as solar and wind power by 2030.

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Urban Outfitters Asks Employees to Work for Free

An Urban Outfitters email asking for “volunteers” that went out to employees at the firm’s corporate headquarters in Philadelphia is causing a ruckus on the internet.

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Sweden on Target to Become First Fossil Fuel-Free Nation on Earth

Sweden’s Prime Minister Stefan Löfven recently declared at the U.N. General Assembly that his country would become “one of the first fossil-free welfare states in the world.” How can this nation of 10 million people make this a reality?