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Greenpeace: Brazil Could Soon Deforest Protected Land

Citing aerial photographs, Greenpeace says more of Brazil’s forested areas are being primed for development. And its federal government is mulling a decision to reverse protections for up to 1 million hectares of virgin forests across the Amazon.

Trump’s Manufacturing Roundtable: What U.S. CEOs Want

How do you bring “millions of jobs” back to the U.S.? That was President Trump’s signature question for 24 manufacturing leaders at a roundtable of experts at the White House. The CEOs offered their input about jobs, taxation, infrastructure and what should and shouldn’t be regulated by the feds.

NRDC Prepares for Legal Battle with Trump

The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) plans to take legal action to combat the Donald Trump administration’s “anti-environment” agenda, senior officers said in a telephone briefing last week.

Businesses Step Up Efforts to Ensure Paid Family Leave

Proponents say paid family leave helps reduce turnover and costs for both employees and the business. Companies like Yum! Brands are taking that to heart with new family leave policies. And so are legislators who, backed by a coalition of business and social advocacy organizations, are calling for a revised federal family leave act.

Slashing the EPA Budget Would Endanger The Health Of Millions Of Americans

The Donald Trump administration may slash as much as 25 percent of the Environmental Protection Agency’s budget and cut its staff by 20 percent. That would cripple environmental safeguards, jeopardize public health and put future generations at risk, argues Elliott Negin of the Union of Concerned Scientists.