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Transparency Can Help Developing Countries Implement the Paris Agreement

At the climate talks in Bonn, Germany, governments and civil-society groups announced a transparency initiative to help developing countries meet their climate goals.
Food Policy Action Education Fund (FPA-EF) co-founder and Chef Tom Colicchio (R) presents Representative Chellie Pingree (D-ME) with a petition asking Congress to enact smart food waste reduction policies that will create thousands of jobs, alleviate hunger and conserve energy and resources during a day of action on Capitol Hill to educate lawmakers on food waste reduction in the American food systemon Capitol Hill on May 25, 2016 in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Larry French/Getty Images for Food Policy Action Education Fund)

Top Chefs Urge Congress To Take Action On Food Waste

On Wednesday, the Food Policy Action Education Fund and its co-founder, celebrity chef Tom Colicchio, walked the halls of Congress to spur action…
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Obama Touts Hip-Hop in Suppressed Vietnam

A female Vietnamese rapper asked the president about how important arts and culture — and hip-hop specifically — is to promoting a strong…
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Trump’s Beef with Amazon Has Nothing to Do with Antitrust

Donald Trump says Amazon and its founder, Jeff Bezos, have a "huge antitrust problem."
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Cliven Bundy’s Lawyer Hits Up Koch Brothers For Cash

Nevada lawyer Joel Hansen exposes the Koch brothers "states rights" connection to Cliven Bundy in an email acquired by Oregon Public Broadcasting.
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Trump Can’t Derail Paris Climate Agreement

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump says he would renegotiate the U.N. global climate deal, or at least America’s role in it. Meanwhile, Trump…
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Pakistan Aims to Plant a Billion Trees in a Green ‘Tsunami’

A billion trees sounds like a lot, but the question is whether this is merely a political symbol or real action.
Following the adoption of the Paris Climate Agreement, how can we measure the value of adaptation?

Putting a Value on Climate Adaptation

A Common Adaptation Unit can help the international community understand the output of adaptation funds pledged in Paris to deal with climate change.…
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Portugal Sets Record for Running Four Consecutive Days on Renewables

From the morning of Saturday, May 7, until late afternoon on Wednesday, May 11, Portugal ran entirely on renewables such as hydro and…
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These Trends Will Define the Wind Industry

Sofia Sauvageot of GE Power Conversion shares her insights on the global trends shaping the wind energy industry.
When workers rise to low-level management, they are often transition to a salary pay structure. For many workers, this means working 50 hours a week or more without being paid overtime. A new rule from the Department of Labor seeks to change that.

Overtime Protection Extended To 4.2 Million Americans

When workers rise to low-level management, they are often transitioned to a salary pay structure. For many, this means working 50 hours a…
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Duke Energy Gets 8 More Years to Clean Up Toxic Coal Ash in North Carolina

If new guidelines issued Wednesday go through, Duke Energy will have eight more years to clean up coal ash deposits in North Carolina.…
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How Citizens United Impacts the 2016 U.S. Elections

What has changed since the controversial Citizens United decision? How has campaign spending changed over the past six years, whether through federal campaign…
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Ben & Jerry’s Joins The Battle For Voting Rights with New Flavor

Ben & Jerry's new flavor, EMPOWERMint, tackles restrictive voting laws.
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Bonn Climate Talks Set to Work Out COP21 Details

Despite all of the attention garnered by the December COP21 climate talks in Paris, the follow-up meeting this week in Bonn, Germany --…
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