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White House: Climate Change is a National Security Issue

A new Presidential Memorandum calls on more than 20 federal agencies to take the national security implications of climate change into consideration. This is a step in the right direction as evidence of the link between climate stress and conflict grows.

Do Soda Taxes Benefit the Environment?

Once the medical industry saw how raising taxes on cigarettes improved health statistics, they began to look at another leading health issue in the country: obesity.

Sustainable Commodity Sectors Can Prevent Instability

How can business help advance international sustainability goals and prevent global instability? This is the question being explored by leading companies, civil society and the United Nations at the 2016 Private Sector Forum this week.

Taking Care of Business in the High-Road Economy

Raising the minimum wage. Guaranteeing paid family leave. Increasing employee ownership. “Banning the box” to give applicants who’ve served time a fair chance at a job. These widely different policies have one thing in common: They benefit not just the worker, but also the bottom line.

Arrest Warrant For Democracy Now! Host Sparks Questions About Press Rights

Last week, a North Dakota county issued an arrest warrant for Democracy Now! host Amy Goodman. The charge stems from her coverage of bloody standoffs over the Dakota Access Pipeline days before. The move raised plenty of eyebrows, but Goodman is far from the only reporter to face the threat of arrest for doing her job.

SPECIAL SERIES: Are Americans Getting Healthier?

Is ACA Succeeding At Promoting Workplace Wellness?

In an effort to reduce healthcare costs and improve outcomes, Obamacare, aka the Affordable Care Act (ACA) included regulations for employers who offer workplace wellness programs like discounted gym membership, free flu shots or biometric screening for healthcare risk factors. But do these programs really save companies money, and do they even make employees healthier? We take a closer look.