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Congressional Climate Science Witch Hunt Begins ‘Constitutional Obligation’ Hearings

U.S. Rep. Lamar Smith, chair of the House Science Committee, scheduled a hearing on Wednesday to assert the committee’s right to issue broad…

3p Weekend: Your Cheat Sheet to the Dakota Access Pipeline Conflict

Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein called the conflict "one of the defining climate justice fights in the United States." But many Americans…

Virgin Atlantic: Emissions from Steel Mills Could Fuel Airplanes

After five years of research and development, Virgin Atlantic and Illinois-based LanzaTech developed a source of jet fuel made of waste gases from…

Obama Establishes First Marine Monument in the Atlantic Ocean

On Thursday, President Barack Obama established the first U.S. marine monument in Atlantic waters. Some stakeholders are elated. Others, not so much.

Seafood Alternatives Could Help Relieve Pressure on the World’s Oceans

As is the case with fake meats such as substitutes for the “bloody burger” and chicken strips made from pea flower, it may…

Largest Fund Manager Remains Resistant to Shareholder Action on Climate

At the behest of shareholders, financial firms are beginning to recognize climate risk as a material risk. But not Vanguard, America's largest fund…

Why APP Is Investing in Landscape Restoration

Asia Pulp and Paper says it is committed to forest restoration and cleaning up its supply chain. TriplePundit interviewed the company's sustainability director…

How a Social Investment Fund Strives to Preserve Brazil’s Forests

Part social enterprise, part agribusiness and part reforestation venture, Symbiosis Investments of Brazil could become a leading market-based approach that meets the demand…

New York City is Sinking, and No One Knows What to Do

New York City will become more submerged as this century progresses, yet city leaders and citizens are woefully unprepared for this eventuality.

U.S. and China Joined the Paris Agreement: So, What’s Next?

These two big buy-ins mean the Paris Agreement is more likely to be ratified this year, or even as soon as this month.…

Optimizing Climate Resilience Through Solar Plus Storage

Solar combined with storage can serve as a resiliency mechanism to prepare communities to handle extreme weather events caused by climate change, and…

Bonn Challenge a Huge Opportunity for Both Forests and Business

The Bonn Challenge, a global effort to restore and conserve the world’s forests, was at center stage in Honolulu during this week’s IUCN…

U.S. and China Ratify Paris Agreement: A Tipping Point?

This momentous announcement tips the balance toward a quick entry into force of the Agreement by the end of 2016 — if not…

In a Step Forward for Oceans, Obama Expands Largest Protected Area on Earth

The expansion preserves some of the world’s most pristine coral reefs and other marine ecosystems where new species are frequently discovered.

Insurers to G-20: Stop Fossil Fuel Subsidies

In an open letter, top insurance companies ask G-20 leaders to phase-out all fossil fuel subsidies by 2020. And that's not all.