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Emissions from Coal Flatten But Don’t Reflect Planned Increases in Use

The 2016 Global Carbon Project’s annual analysis of carbon emissions showed that contributions from coal declined by 0.28 percent during the last year.…

New GMOs Kicked Out of U.S. Organics Guidelines

The National Organic Standards Board voted unanimously last week to update its U.S. standards to ban ingredients derived from new genetic engineering techniques…

How to Wean A State Off Oil

With its rural landscape and cold climate, Maine is among America's most oil-dependent and energy-intensive states. Sustainability professionals came together at E2Tech to…

The U.S. Food Industry is Moving Forward on Date Labels and Food Waste

Date labels on food packaging -- such as 'best by,' 'use by' and 'sell by' -- are often misunderstood, resulting in perfectly edible…

Wildlife Corridors: A Hopeful Antidote to Mass Extinction

National parks and wildlife refuges were established across the U.S. to protect wildlife. But these areas are not always as protected as we…

U.S. Energy Giant NRG Proves Why Clean Power Is Here To Stay

Leading American energy company NRG provides a good example of why the incoming Trump administration is not likely to throw the clean power…

Energy Policy Changes in a Trump Administration

Analysts for Bloomberg Intelligence, Bloomberg’s research division, examine how a Trump administration will likely affect energy policy, including factors like his campaign promises…

The Business Case for Black Lives

For the last 18 months, minorities in this country have endured collective trauma over this arduous and agonizing presidential campaign and the racist…

Building Sustainable Neighborhoods Through Community Composting

Neighborhoods big and small are changing the way Americans look at their waste. But more work is needed to make community composting a…

Hydrogen to the Rescue: U.S. Manufacturing Jobs are Already Coming Back

The Energy Department says the hydrogen economy is already creating new manufacturing jobs in the U.S. -- and could create many more.

Businesses Send Open Letter to Trump: Don’t Drop the Ball on Climate

Last week at the COP22 talks in Morocco, a group of 365 major corporations and investors urged America's president-elect not to withdraw from…

Mike Pence Couldn’t Kill Indiana’s Green Job Boom

A new report details how jobs grew in Indiana's clean-energy and energy-efficiency fields despite pushback from its coal-friendly former governor, Mike Pence.

Fossil Fuel Companies Pack Rooms at COP22

The Sierra Club and ExxonMobil are granted the same privileges under the rules governing the U.N.’s international climate change negotiations. This presents a…

John Kerry at COP22: Time is Not On Our Side

Secretary of State John Kerry pulled no punches in a speech at the COP22 climate talks -- now in their second week in…

Massachusetts Raises Animal Welfare and Food Safety Standards

Two weeks ago, voters in Massachusetts passed a groundbreaking measure that puts restrictive confinement of farm animals under further scrutiny.
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