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Zika Virus Findings Spur Opportunistic Investors and SEC Warnings

New research suggests that there is a link between Zika and fetal abnormalities, particularly early in pregnancy. Meanwhile, some “savvy investors” are looking for a way to cash in on the spike in Zika cases that now span more than 38 countries. And that’s prompted the SEC to get involved, warning would-be investors to be on alert for investment scams.

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Rising Seas Could Force 13 Million Americans to Move

A new study released by the journal Nature suggests that in a worst-case scenario, as many as 13 million people will be seriously affected by rising sea levels due to climate change by 2100.

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Climate Kids Challenge Federal Government

A federal judge in Oregon is deciding whether a group of children have the right to take the federal government to court over climate change and hold leaders accountable for squandering natural resources, including clean water and air.

Shanghai is just one Chinese city slated for sustainable revitalization.

China Adopts New Urbanization Guidelines

China’s new urbanization guidelines are a major environmental and planning step forward in the country and could become one of the world’s biggest urban development policy breakthroughs.

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Grocery Manufacturers of America Found Guilty of Money Laundering in GMO Campaign

A Washington state court ruled in a recent summary judgment that when the Grocery Manufacturers Association tried to conceal the identity of contributors to anti-GMO political campaign in 2013, it broke the state’s strict campaign finance laws. The question that is about to come before the court is whether the GMA intentionally broke the law in an effort to deceive voters. If so, in accordance with Washington’s campaign finance laws, the organization and its 300 member companies will pay some steep fines.

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Forced Labor Continues in Uzbek, Turkmen Cotton Fields

Once again this year, the government of Uzbekistan forcibly mobilized its citizens to the cotton fields to prepare carry out the 2015 harvest of the country’s “white gold.” Worse still, according to the Cotton Campaign and other observers, the forced labor practices of Uzbekistan are now being employed by the government in neighboring Turkmenistan as well.

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DARK Act Threatens Consumers’ Right to Know Food Content

TriplePundit asked the chairman of the Just Label It initiative and founder of organic dairy company Stonyfield Farm to explain why the DARK Act looms so large in the food debate these days. Here’s what Gary Hirshberg had to say.