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VW Aims to Remake Its Green Empire (and the Electric Car Industry)

Volkswagen’s future is electrically charged. Or, that’s the way the company sees it. Fresh out of court, saddled with billions in debt and still facing lawsuits, VW is looking forward. And its course may help accelerate the electric car industry as well.

Cambodian Garment Workers Quickly Losing Their Rights

Cambodian workers do not necessarily reap the economic benefits of the country’s growing garment trade. Relations between workers, factory owners and the government have always been volatile. Now they are getting even worse.

A Grand Strategy for Economic Prosperity and Security

Like fascism and communism in the last century, sustainability, climate action and economic inclusion are the existential challenges of the 21st century. In their new book, Joel Makower, Mark “Puck” Mykleby and Patrick Doherty present the case for a new grand strategy for global economic prosperity and security.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.