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Supreme Court Rules Against the EPA

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously in favor on March 21 of anIdahocouple that challenged an EPA Clean Water Act compliance order which…
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Monsanto’s Roundup Ready Crops Tied to Butterfly Decline

The latest oops, in Monsanto’s growing list, is the elimination of large numbers of monarch butterflies from the landscape. Does Roundup kill butterflies?…
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Proof that Disclosing Carbon Emissions Increases Stock Prices

A new study by the University of California provides evidence that companies that publicly announce information about their carbon emissions will see a…
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Coal, Mining Interests File Suit to Block Landmark Mercury Regs

Big Coal front group files suit to block the EPA's landmark mercury regulations.
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UPS Earns LEED Gold Status for Corporate Offices in Atlanta

Despite UPS headquarters being 20 years old, the company just announced that it has become the first in the package delivery and logistics…

Google’s Top 10 Environmental Topics of 2011

As 2011 comes to close, Google has embarked on its annual exploration of the biggest news, trends and events that captured our attention…

It is Time to Close the Fracking Loophole

The EPA announced that hydraulic fracturing (fracking) may be to blame for causing groundwater pollution. This may influence the highly contentious debate in…

Historic Mercury Regs from EPA a Boon for Health, the Environment and Jobs

A few small drops of mercury can contaminate a 20-acre lake and the fish that happen to reside there, thanks to coal-fired plant…

Top 10 Cause Marketing and Corporate Responsibility Trends of 2011

At Cone Communications, we spend the entire year tracking cause marketing and corporate responsibility (CR), and between shark fin soap and $3,500 sneakers…

Sustainability – Overused and Undervalued

Effective sustainability conversations need to be heard everywhere. Select students, communities, grassroots movements, businesses, and government agencies by themselves will not be able…

Who Really Sets US Policy on Business and the Environment?

I know this sounds like something out of a Dan Brown novel, but it does help to explain some of the administration's inconsistencies.…
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Beijing’s EPA: The Air Quality is Just Fine

Based on US air pollution measurements in Beijing, Chinese officials appear to be incorrectly reporting air quality data.
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President Obama Retracted EPA Ozone Standards. Would You?

According to the EPA, ground-level ozone and the smog it helps produce is responsible for human health problems such as emphysema, asthma, bronchitis,…
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In Defense of Environmental Regulations

Three arguments, based on history, economics, and independent studies, against the assertion that the EPA and environmental regulations are killing jobs and destroying…
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The Next Generation of Eco-Labels: Finally Influencing the Purchasing Decision

If you’re car shopping next month, you may come across the most user-friendly and informative eco-label ever designed. For 2012 model year cars,…