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Was COP21 The Final Nail in Coal’s Coffin?

Coal is slowly on its way out—not as fast as some advocates would like, but the evidence suggests this trend is indeed occurring…
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China’s Hunger for Beef Launches First Large-Scale Cloning Facility

The opening of the world’s largest cloning facility for beef production raises a whole host of moral and ethical issues regarding food supply.
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What are the Perspectives of Developing Nations at COP21?

Some of the most interesting perspectives at the Paris climate conference will come from the leaders of developing nations. How will they delicately…
As some industries, like the aluminum industry in North America and Europe, gain traction on greenhouse gas reductions, the need emerges to level the playing field with their counterparts in markets like China.

As Industry Commits to Climate, a Level Playing Field is Needed

The CEO of the Aluminum Association explains how a strong policy framework for climate will help her industry.
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Why a Chinese Pizza Chain is Hot for Sustainability

Beijing-based retail food chain Gung Ho! Pizza (GHP) saw environmental, economic, and social benefits from improving its sustainability.
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This is Why We Drill: Chinese Company Aims to Buy Texas Oilfields

Texas oil fields in have been targeted for purchase by the Chinese company Yantai Xinchao, complicating the argument for increasing U.S. crude oil…
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China Announces It Will Launch Cap-and-Trade System

While visiting the U.S. last week and meeting with President Obama, China’s President Xi Jinping announced the country’s new cap-and-trade system. The system…
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Air Pollution in China is Killing More Than a Million People a Year

Air pollution levels in China have reached catastrophic proportions. According to research newly published by Berkeley Earth, air pollution kills more than 4,000…
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Coming Soon: The End of Coal

Thanks to a concerted campaign by environmentalists and huge progress in renewables, coal is (finally) on the way out.
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3p Weekend: 6 Most Innovative Public Spaces of 2015

Every year, the Urban Land Institute recognizes outstanding examples of successful public spaces that have "socially enriched and revitalized the economy of their…
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California Achieves Economic Growth Without Growing Emissions

California is proving to the rest of America that economic success does not require increased pollution. The state recently reached an economic development…
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The Great Fall of China (Or So They Keep Telling Us)

The world keeps citing the rising number of environmental protests as a sign of China’s impending doom. It is true that the occurrence…
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Will China’s Environmental Cleanup Catch Up With Its Economic Development?

China’s green energy program is one of the largest, and most underreported, in the world. However, economic development is also a priority to…
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China Pilots Its First National Park System

The Chinese government announced a plan for the country's first national park system earlier this month. It's modeled after the U.S. system, first…
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Developing Nations’ Renewable Investments to Exceed Those of Developed World

The combined clean energy investment of developing countries, including China, Brazil, India and South Africa, totaled $131 billion in 2014, only 6 percent…