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Abolitionist Harriet Tubman: The Next Face of the $20 Bill

Move over, Andrew. Abolitionist and human rights advocate Harriet Tubman will be the next face of the U.S. $20 bill. She will have to wait until 2020 or so for the honor, but she’ll be just in time for the 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote. What’s a few more years after hundreds?

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EPA Renews Focus on Public Health

EPA head Gina McCarthy is now calling for the agency to take another step that is sure to drive many Republicans insane: She wants the EPA to take more of a leading role on public health.

Today world leaders from 175 countries gathered in the United Nations General Assembly hall in New York to formally sign the Paris Agreement.

3p Weekend: Your Cheat Sheet to the Paris Agreement Signing

Since no one wants to be a step behind at the office happy hour, we gathered up a cheat sheet to today’s signing ceremony and what’s next for the Paris Agreement. Read on to get informed quickly, and maybe impress the boss while you’re at it.

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Mitsubishi Raided After ‘Intentional’ Tampering with Fuel Mileage Tests

Investigators in Japan raided a Mitsubishi factory on Thursday after the company was “outed” by Nissan for tampering with fuel-economy test data. The discovery could be pricey for Mitsubishi — which, in the shadow of the Volkswagen dieselgate scandal, faces hefty fines and other costs.

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Climate Action: Steps Toward a Great Transition

As people around the world celebrate Earth Day and world leaders gather in New York to sign the Paris Agreement, 3p’s Tom Schueneman explores how a sustainable future may look.

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Why Do We Still Bother with the Penny?

It makes little economic sense to mint pennies, but they are still accumulating in our mason jars, old ashtrays and between sofa cushions. Why? As in many scenarios, the buck seems to stop with Washington lobbyists.

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Tax Credit Extension Makes Commercial Solar More Profitable

Now that Congress has extended the solar investment tax credit (ITC) for five more years, new and profitable opportunities to deploy solar energy have opened up for companies and real estate owners. Do you have a five-year plan?

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No Criminal Charges for Gov. Snyder in Flint Water Crisis

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette filed criminal charges against three state and city workers yesterday for their role in the Flint water crisis. One name that was noticeably absent from the list: Gov. Rick Snyder.

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The Paris Agreement: What It Means for Business

Heads of state from more than 195 nations are invited to formally sign the Paris Agreement on Friday in New York City. The We Mean Business coalition held a global press call in advance of the proceedings, where more than 150 nations are expected to sign.

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OPEC Talks in Doha Fail to Freeze Oil Production

Oil ministers from OPEC countries met in Doha, Qatar, to see if they could all find a way to freeze production in order to bring price stability. But those talks ended in acrimony and with no agreement on prices.

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USAID: Renewables Are a Way to End Poverty in India

USAID is trying a different foreign aid approach worldwide, including in India. Last week the agency awarded $5 million in grants through its Development Innovation Ventures Program. Two of these awardees are piggybacking on other efforts to expand energy access in India by investing in clean-energy technology startups.