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What China Teaches Us About Environment and Economy

China's air quality has a direct impact on the country's GDP. Isn't this a sustainability issue?

Why ‘Made in America’ Does Not Have to Mean ‘Unaffordable’

“Made in America” labels aren’t exactly a common sight these days. Check the tag on the shirt or pants you are wearing, and…
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USDA: Chicken Imported from China Is Now Safe

The USDA recently lifted a ban against chicken imported from China - well, sort of. In a quietly filed letter to Chinese inspection…
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The World Economic Forum’s ‘Hottest Ideas’ for Climate Change are Tepid at Best

What do you get when you put four amazing climate intellects in a room and ask them for the “hottest” ideas to solve…
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Microsoft’s Carbon Offsets Have Impact Across the World

Microsoft's investment in carbon offsets, which launched last year, is starting to show results.
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Nike’s New Shanghai Store is Made From 100 Percent Trash

More than 5,000 aluminum cans, 2,000 post consumer recycled water bottles and 50,000 recycled CDs and DVDs went into building Nike's latest store,…
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Chinese Investors Set Their Sights on Detroit

Can a cash infusion from China help save Detroit? Investors from China are keen on buying houses, but whether such spending could revive…
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Tesla Sets Sights on Fledgling China EV Market

Tesla, the Silicon Valley-based luxury electric vehicle designer and manufacturer, is venturing into China.
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World Bank Steers Clear of Coal

In a recent policy directive, entitled, “Toward a Sustainable Energy Future for All,” the mega-financial institution said that they would focus on the…
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China Now Handing Down Death Penalty to Worst Polluters

In what appears to be a clear case of “desperate measures for desperate times,” Chinese authorities have recently given courts the authority to…
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We Review HP’s 2012 Sustainability Report

This week HP released its 2012 sustainability report, which covers the company's work on carbon reporting, social enterprise and supply chain transparency.
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Bloomberg New Energy Finance Explains Why Cleantech Investment is Down

How does the big picture of cleantech investment look? Is it positive or grim? Luckily, we have Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) to…
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Doomed Wildlife Pushes Companies to Boost CSR Efforts in Africa

We need to pressure multinational companies investing in Africa to ensure there is plenty of land, and protection, for the continent’s wildlife and…
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The Global Carbon Market is Taking Shape

How the US and Australia are gearing up for carbon trading.
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Solar Power to Hit Cost Parity Next Year

Like the little engine that could, or the middle aged rock star that, after twenty years of struggling in sleazy dives has suddenly…