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Volkswagen Agrees to Pay $14.7B Following Emissions Scandal

On Tuesday, Volkswagen reached a record settlement to pay up to $14.7 billion as a result of its “dieselgate” emissions scandal. Individual owners will receive $5,100-$10,000 in cash payments along with a fix or a buy-back. Is it enough?

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Vermont GMO Labelling to Start Tomorrow

Vermont’s GMO-labeling law, the first passed in the nation, goes into effect on July 1. But not if two senators have their way.

We need to channel our post-Brexit momentum for change into environmental action now.

Britain Still Has an Important Choice to Make

Will we see a future in which Britain turns inward and sees a down-turn in the economy, living standards and environmental improvements? Or one in which Britain takes the front foot in collaboration and climate leadership? Ivana Gazibara from Forum for the Future calls on the U.K. to channel its momentum for change into environmental action.

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Trump Tower’s Public Gardens Aren’t as Public as They Should Be

Tucked inside Trump Tower is a collection of gardens and atriums open to the public. Never heard of them? You’re not alone. And now the presidential hopeful is getting push-back from the city for trying to privatize this public space even further, by closing it for campaign events and selling apparel sporting his “Make America Great Again” slogan.

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California to Phase Out Nuclear Power By 2025

Pacific Gas and Electric will phase out its nuclear power production in California by 2025. That means the power produced at Diablo Canyon Power Plant, the state’s lone remaining operational nuclear power plant, will be replaced.

Cook County, Illinois, which includes Chicago, struggles with poverty, unemployment and homelessness -- but a new program inspired by social enterprise aims to help.

Cook County, Illinois: An Agent of Change

Cook County, Illinois, which includes Chicago and is home to over 5 million people, struggles with poverty, unemployment and homelessness — but a new program inspired by social enterprise aims to help.

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Why Obama’s Meeting With the Dalai Lama Was So Controversial

Normally, a meeting between a sitting American president and a widely-respected Nobel Peace Laureate would be cause for celebration. But last week’s meeting between President Barack Obama and the Dalai Lama, the spiritual leader of the Tibetan people, resulted in angry recriminations from China. Here’s why the meeting was so controversial.