A catch all category for government, politics and initiatives to influence either.

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Bringing Solar to Everyone

Thus far, rooftop solar incentives have gone mostly to well-off homeowners in major cities, leaving Americans in remote regions, and the poor, out of the mix. But the White House is out to change that.

Environmental justice considers the local environmental impact of air and water pollution from industry. Consider this housing community situated right next to an oil refinery in Richmond, CA

Environmental Justice Wins with California Cap-and-Trade

Environmental justice is in need of a win, especially when the current climate crisis serves to magnify racial inequality and dramatically effects the poor and communities of color. This win is exactly what is happening in California, where a cap-and-trade system is eliminating greenhouse gas emissions, and doing so without disproportionately impacting low-income communities.

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Voter ID Laws Loosen Up as Election Heatens

As the general election looms, who will be able to vote on Nov. 8 remains in question. Over a dozen states will impose voter ID laws for the first time in 2016, but pressure is building to loosen these restrictions.

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Don’t Swallow: Rio Faces Health Concerns Ahead of Summer Games

With the Olympic Games due to start this weekend, Rio de Janeiro is far behind in its pledge to clean up polluted shorelines. So, doctors are arming athletes with sage advice: If you plan to compete in Rio’s sewage-laden waters, keep your mouth closed.