environment

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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…
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John Birch Society Goes After Agenda 21

Agenda 21 has had a lot of critics over the years, but none so passionate as the John Birch Society, which sees the…
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SBIO Semi-Finalist 2013 Interview: EEx Charge

Energy Efficiency Exchange, (EEx), is determined to increase the efficiency and sustainability of global supply chains by creating customized tools for those who…

San Francisco: Issue an Impact-Rated Muni Bond in Energy Efficiency

In light of San Francisco's Board of Supervisors resolution to divest from fossil fuels, students of Presidio Graduate School call for its issuance…
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Economic Benefits of EPA Regulations Vastly Outweigh the Costs

During the 2012 Presidential campaign, Mitt Romney claimed that the EPA was a tool President Obama was using to crush the American private…
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Microfinance Needs Better Policies to Safeguard the Environment

Many see microfinance as a solution to poverty. It may be a powerful tool, but what can it do to finally build the…