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Sweden, Sustainability and the Future

Sweden is a sustainability and renewable energy pioneer, far out in front of most other countries, but countries are now looking to follow…
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Food Waste Has a Big Impact on Climate, Water, Land and Biodiversity

The carbon footprint of food produced and not eaten is estimated at 3.3 billion tons of greenhouse gases: making food wastage the world's…
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Big Bucks for NextGen Aviation and Alternative Jet Fuels

The Federal Aviation Administration joined with a group of universities to run a new Air Transportation Center of Excellence (COE) for alternate jet…
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The Domino Effect: Studying the Environmental Consequences of our Lifestyles

Everything, from our clothes to our houses, comes from the environment. You may not notice it, but your everyday actions significantly affect the…
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Climate Change Action as a Conservative Issue

While some may cry “deja vu,” there’s another growing movement of Republicans urging cooperation on climate change action. And it makes complete sense.…
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The False Promise of Fracking

In Snake Oil, Richard Heinberg says “rather than offering the nation a century of cheap energy and economic prosperity, fracking may well present…
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Mars Raises the Bar in CSR

In its third CSR report, 2012 Principles in Action, Mars underscores its dedication to putting the Five Principles into action to make a…
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Nature’s Fortune: The Case for Investing in Nature

In Nature’s Fortune, Mark R. Tercek, president and CEO of The Nature Conservancy, makes an impassioned case that business and environmental interests can…
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PNW Ports Set Ambitious Clean Air Goals

The Pacific Northwest ports of Seattle, Tacoma and Vancouver, BC want to reduce diesel particulate matter emissions by 75 percent per ton of…
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JLo: The Environmental Price of Singing for Dictators

Mariah Carey did it. Nellie Furtado did it. So did Sting. And now, Jennifer Lopez (up to now affectionately known as JLo) has…
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Why Environmental Justice is Everyone’s Issue

Executive Order 12898 on Environmental Justice has been on the books for 20 years. Yet some communities are still battling environmental legal issues…
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New York City Tackles the Perils of Climate Change

New York City May Michael Bloomberg cited the perils of climate change and the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy in his call for…
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Supreme Court Slaps L.A. Clean Truck Program

The Supreme Court has ruled in favor—at least in part—of a trucking industry group’s challenge to the Port of Los Angeles Clean Truck…
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Justice Dept., Arkansas Take on ExxonMobil over Pegasus Pipeline Spill

The U.S. Department of Justice, along with Arkansas, filed a joint lawsuit that could give ExxonMobil a slight slap on the wrist for…
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Indian CSR Bill Promotes Environmental Management and Women’s Safety in the Workplace

In an effort to encourage socially responsible companies, a bill before the Indian legislature would require companies to spend two percent of their…