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BuzzFeed Takes a Stand Against Trump

On Monday the popular news site BuzzFeed announced that it terminated a $1.3 million advertising campaign with the Republican National Committee because of the tone of Donald Trump’s campaign.

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Changes in Newsweek Green Rankings for 2016

Newsweek released its 2016 Green Company rankings last week, which assess the top 500 companies by market capitalization, both globally and in the U.S., for corporate sustainability and environmental impact.

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Twitter Chat Recap: #RethinkReuse with Savers

Today, Savers, Ecofabulous, and TriplePundit came together at #RethinkReuse to discuss the environmental impacts of our wardrobes, and how we can prevent landfills from becoming laundry piles.

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Silicon Valley Company to Experiment with Basic Incomes

As Switzerland prepares to vote on the adoption of a guaranteed universal basic income, startup accelerator Y Combinator will run a basic-income experiment with families from Oakland, California.

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Can A Company Be Green If It Is Damaging Human Health?

Newsweek ranked Coca-Cola as the ninth greenest company in the world, based on practices like pioneering bioplastic bottles. But one has to wonder how Newsweek’s recognition reconciles with the company’s signature soda being “…considered a major contributor to health conditions such as obesity, type 2 diabetes and tooth decay.”

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Trump Fumes as PGA Moves Golf Tournament to Mexico

The PGA Tour announced earlier this week that it would move a key tour date, held at a Donald Trump-owned golf resort in Miami since 1962, to the Club de Golf Chapultepec in Mexico City.

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The Cocoa Industry’s Road to Sustainability

Even as demand for cocoa climbs, smallholder cocoa farmers often struggle to make ends meet. Taco Terheijden, director of cocoa sustainability for Cargill Cocoa & Chocolate, explores how the company is helping farmers increase profits in key cocoa-growing nations like Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire.

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Why the Plagiarism Market Adds to Global Inequality

The connection between plagiarism and overall corruption in society can be made clearly. And increasingly, it is the wealthy and well-connected who benefit while the middle class and poor feel as if they are left behind.

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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?