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IPCC Report: The Low-Down for Today’s Climate

The recent report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change doesn’t mince words — if you’re used to reading complicated data, that is. So what’s the real scoop as it relates to us today? Fasten your seatbelts.

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Can India Go 100 Percent Renewable by 2050?

In the coming years, India will face seemingly insurmountable challenges to its economy, environment and energy security. To overcome these challenges, India needs to shift to non-polluting sources of energy.

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Tiny Vermont Adds Clout to GMO Labeling Legislation

Size has never seemed to bother the tiny state of Vermont. The first to pass a bill requiring labeling of all GMO foods, it’s already thinking about how it will handle the lawsuits from GMO supporters when they arrive …

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Biomass: The Cure for Smokey Lake Tahoe

New technology meets an old problem: After decades of struggling with poor air quality and increasing environmental problems, Lake Tahoe and adjacent Placer County may finally be able to see a partial remedy in sight — courtesy of biomass gasification.

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Court: Minnesota Coal Power Law Conflicts with Constitution

The federal government wants utility companies to reduce or eliminate coal power emissions, and many states do as well. Still, according to last Friday’s ruling by a federal district judge, if states prohibit power companies from buying coal, they’re treading onto federal ground, and that’s a no-no.

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Target’s ‘Made to Matter’ Collection Boasts Expansion of Sustainable Products

Target recently unveiled its latest move toward expanding sustainable, organic and natural product offerings. Housed under its “Made to Matter—handpicked by Target” program, 120 new organic or natural health, wellness, grocery and beauty products will roll out to all of Target’s 1,754 stores over the next several months.

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Shocker: 89 Percent of Fast Food Workers are Victims of Wage Theft

As if it’s not enough that so many minimum wage workers can’t make ends meet on an honest day’s work, many also find themselves performing work for free or less than they’re due. A new poll conducted by Hart Research Associates shows an overwhelming majority of fast food workers, 89 percent, have experienced wage theft.

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Women in CSR: Kathleen Tullie, Reebok International & BOKS

Kathleen Tullie, Director of Social Responsibility at Reebok International and Co-Founder and Executive Director of BOKS (Build Our Kids’ Success), talks about her career, inspiration and recent accomplishments in our Women in CSR series.

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How Mindfulness Inspires 360-Degree Social Responsibility

From a corporate standpoint mindfulness could manifest either externally or internally. We could therefore call a company “360-Degree Socially Responsible” if it is mindful of the way it treats both its own employees as well as the larger, external world.