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US-India Pact on Renewables Will Help Keep Coal in the Ground

President Barack Obama and Indian President Narendra Modi signed a pact last week, extending a commitment originally established in 2014, to join forces to combat climate change with a huge commitment to renewable energy.

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Following Controversy, Airbnb Reviews Anti-Discrimination Policy

Airbnb is doing a poor job of educating its hosts about the Fair Housing Act, prompting lawsuits, social media backlash and even a hashtag: #AirbnbWhileBlack. In response, the company pledged to conduct a “comprehensive review” of its anti-discrimination policy.

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Why Social Media and Sustainability Should Go Hand in Hand

Over the last decade, we have seen social media and sustainability play an increasingly important role in the way that businesses conduct and talk about themselves. Together they’ve helped push corporations to new levels of transparency and aligned individuals, businesses and communities around shared purpose. But for all the common benefits, many companies still haven’t quite figured out how to put the two together effectively.

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Can India Meet Its Ambitious Solar Targets?

India plans to increase solar power capacity to 100 gigawatts (GW) by 2022 — five times higher than its previous target. The question is: Is this target achievable? Katherine Ross, a research analyst with the World Resources Institute, takes a look.

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New Process Efficiently Uses Solar to Produce Hydrogen

Not long ago, we heard a great deal about the so-called “hydrogen economy.” But producing hydrogen fuels proved prohibitively expensive. But a company called HyperSolar claims to have developed a commercially-scalable method of producing hydrogen using only sunlight and water.

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USDA BioPreferred Program Spurs Economic Growth

The bio-based product industry is growing. And the USDA’s BioPreferred Program is working to promote the benefits of a sustainable bio-based product industry that helps reduce our dependence on fossil fuel sources. 3p spoke with Kate Lewis, program analyst for the BioPreferred program, to find out what the bio-based market is doing and why it’s good news for the U.S. economy.

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Will Digital Voice Assistants Bring AI to Everyday Life?

Digital voice assistants like Apple’s Siri and Microsoft’s Cortana bring artificial intelligence into the palm of our hands. And a new AI platform promises software that essentially “writes itself.” Will such developments make our lives easier, or leave humans in the dust?

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National Academy of Sciences Weighs In On Genetically-Engineered Foods

After examining genetically-engineered foods for two years, the National Academy of Sciences released its report. If you were expecting a silver bullet that would put this topic to rest, you may be left wanting. And it did little to pacify proponents or critics of GMO technology.