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How Citizens United Impacts the 2016 U.S. Elections

What has changed since the controversial Citizens United decision? How has campaign spending changed over the past six years, whether through federal campaign contributions or through Super PACs? And what sort of effect will it have on the current presidential election?

Bonn Climate Talks Set to Work Out COP21 Details

Despite all of the attention garnered by the December COP21 climate talks in Paris, the follow-up meeting this week in Bonn, Germany — which is crucial to the implementation of the agreement — has managed to stay below the radar.

Donald Trump’s Supporters: Global Warming Isn’t a ‘Hoax’

Trump’s position on environmental issues is almost as confusing as it is controversial. But according to a recent Yale survey, he may need to recheck his facts, especially when it comes to what his supporters really believe — and what they say will drive their vote this November.

E-Cigarettes: An Issue of Trust

Following nearly a decade of calls for the regulation of e-cigarettes, the FDA announced new rules covering these nicotine-delivery devices last week. But do the regulations go far enough? Michael Green, executive director of the Center for Environmental Health, breaks it down.

Austin Kicks Uber and Lyft to the Curb

Uber and Lyft poured resources into a proposition to overturn regulations on passenger safety passed by the city council of Austin, Texas, late last year. But that measure lost by 12 points.

San Diego’s $127 Million Answer to Climate Change

The city of San Diego passed its landmark Climate Action Plan last December. Last week, Mayor Kevin Faulconer unveiled the first of many strategies to lessen the impacts of climate change on San Diego’s shores.

Van Jones to Dems: Trump Could Really Win the Presidency

Former Obama aide and social enterprise guru Van Jones has a few messages for Democrats about the upcoming presidential election: don’t sit on your laurels and assume Hillary Clinton will trounce Donald Trump. Mobilize now. “There needs to be a cultural fight,” says Jones, who says Trump’s win will actually come from black voters. “There needs to be a spiritual fight. There needs to be mass mobilizations,” against Trump. Because based on his current strategy, he stands to win the White House in November.