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Silicon Valley Company to Experiment with Basic Incomes

As Switzerland prepares to vote on the adoption of a guaranteed universal basic income, startup accelerator Y Combinator will run a basic-income experiment with families from Oakland, California.

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Can A Company Be Green If It Is Damaging Human Health?

Newsweek ranked Coca-Cola as the ninth greenest company in the world, based on practices like pioneering bioplastic bottles. But one has to wonder how Newsweek’s recognition reconciles with the company’s signature soda being “…considered a major contributor to health conditions such as obesity, type 2 diabetes and tooth decay.”

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Big Tobacco is Losing Ground in Europe

Tobacco companies will soon face new regulations in the U.K., and a French insurance company announced it would stop investing in the industry and sell its nearly $2 billion in shares and bonds.

A new interactive map from the World Resources Institute enables users to click on a state to see renewable energy options and related utility offerings. If states are not tracking what neighboring states and others are doing, this will also help them do that. (Click to expand interactive features.)

Big Power Users Can Shop for Renewables Starting Here

A new interactive map from the World Resources Institute shows where heavy energy users (read: companies) can buy renewable electricity. The state-by-state map displays options at the scale companies need from local utilities and at prices Institute considers “affordable.”

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USDA BioPreferred Program Spurs Economic Growth

The bio-based product industry is growing. And the USDA’s BioPreferred Program is working to promote the benefits of a sustainable bio-based product industry that helps reduce our dependence on fossil fuel sources. 3p spoke with Kate Lewis, program analyst for the BioPreferred program, to find out what the bio-based market is doing and why it’s good news for the U.S. economy.

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Map Shows Where Fossil Fuels Should Stay in the Ground

We know that we need to keep the vast majority of fossil fuels in the ground in order to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius. Now, a new project from the University of Arizona shows us exactly where we need to keep these fuels in the ground.

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Can Athletics Change the Perception of Cannabis?

Marijuana use is still an offense within the world of professional sports; just about every professional league or athletics association says cannabis is a no-no under their blanket policies related to drug use. Former NFL player Ricky Williams wants to change that.

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Strikes in France Threaten Euro 2016, Hit Transport and Energy Sectors

Conflict between labor unions and the French government accelerated last week when workers at refineries walked off their jobs, followed by nuclear power plant employees. The strikes come two weeks before France is set to host one of the world’s most popular global soccer tournaments, the Euro 2016.

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Insurance Companies Made Millions on Hurricane Sandy

A year-long NPR investigation reveals that many citizens who lost their homes during Hurricane Sandy insist they were shortchanged on claim payouts — while insurers reaped millions in profits.

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Obama Touts Hip-Hop in Suppressed Vietnam

A female Vietnamese rapper asked the president about how important arts and culture — and hip-hop specifically — is to promoting a strong future for a nation.