A mercury-scrubber project underway at the Merrimack Station Coal Plant in Bow, New Hampshire, in 2008. The EPA is seeking to further limit mercury emissions from coal plants.

SCOTUS Does a 180, Refuses to Block Environmental Regulations

Four weeks ago, in a highly unusual 5-4 ruling, the Supreme Court imposed a stay on the Clean Power Plan, temporarily blocking progress on the Obama administration’s landmark climate legislation. Now, the tide appears to be turning in the highest court in the land.

Unless you're coal, that is.

Oregon Sets a New Standard: Coal-Free by 2035

In a bi-partisan vote that brought together utilities, consumers and environmentalists, Oregon’s legislature has passed the most ambitious, anti-coal, pro-renewables legislation in the country.

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What Happened to the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality?

Many have wondered how the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality could fail Flint citizens so utterly and completely, and not only that, act annoyed and dismissive in the face of their concerns and the muddy-colored tap water that backed them up.

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Greenpeace: Brands (Still) Not Doing Enough to Protect Indonesian Forests

Last year’s horrendous Southeast Asian forest fires should have been a wake-up call to companies to ensure their supply chains were free of unsustainable palm oil, the primary cause of deforestation in Indonesia. Yet, Greenpeace finds that, out of 14 major U.S. brands, only one can trace its palm oil, and few have made any discernible action in light of last year’s tragedy.

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SPECIAL SERIES: From Farm to Factory: A 3 Part Series on Social Impacts in Apparel

Addressing Forced Labor in the Garment Industry

The first inklings of international labor standards were hammered out almost a century ago, with the optimism that human rights abuses could be managed through international consensus. Today, those concepts seem far less realistic, especially when it comes to the growing garment industry and the profitable cotton trade. But organizations, consumers and businesses are making strides at lessening the social impact of forced labor and child labor in the cotton supply chain.

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Fallout From the Oregon Takeover Continues

The Bundy net widens with 14 new arrests and indictments over the 2014 Nevada standoff and the recent takeover of the Malheur Wildlife Refuge in Oregon.