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Wikileaks Gets Unabashedly Political

For many critics, the once heralded site for sharing information has become a political platform for its embattled founder and his vendetta against the U.S. Democratic Party. It’s bad news for anyone who values democracy.

U.S. Ups the Ante on Renewable Hydrogen Production

The Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory plans to lead a collaborative effort to accelerate the development of renewable hydrogen. It’s just one part of the U.S. DOE’s big bet on the hydrogen economy.

Los Angeles to Go Zero Waste by 2050

The Los Angeles Board of Public Works brought the California city closer to its goal by approving a contract the end of September that will overhaul its waste collection. Under the new system, LA will be split into 11 franchise zones serviced by seven waste haulers. It’s a big improvement over the 144 private haulers who now crisscross the city collecting trash.

New Project Gives Info On Congressional Climate Change Positions

The ClimateCongress Wikipedia Project is a non-partisan 501(c)(3) climate education project that gives Wikipedia information on the climate positions of each U.S Congressional incumbent and their challenger. Could it help turn the tide in this year’s Congressional race?

New DOJ Database to Track Police Shooting Deaths, Address Implicit Bias

The Department of Justice committed $750,000 to establish a national database of police-involved deaths. It will be a huge task and the first of its kind, the DOJ says. This move represents a huge step toward solving implicit bias in police-community interactions — up til now, it’s been easier to track flu outbreaks than police shootings nation-wide.

GRI Standards Push Momentum for Global Sustainable Development

On Wednesday, the GRI announced the launch of the world’s first Global Reporting Standards for sustainability reporting. These new standards give businesses large and small a common language for reporting non-financial information. They dovetail with recent global initiatives, including the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Agreement, in advancing integrated, un-siloed cooperation and transparency to … Continued

U.K. Government Sued Over Air Pollution Levels

ClientEarth, which describes itself as a group of activist lawyers committed to a cleaner planet, is suing the U.K. government over what it calls a “national air pollution crisis.”