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Congress Strengthens Toxic Substances Control Act in Rare Bipartisan, Pro-Environment Move

Perhaps one reason the bill passed with such diverse, bipartisan support is that it was supported not only by environmental nonprofits, but by…
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Transportation Sector Now the Largest Contributor to U.S. Emissions

As the most recent monthly report from the U.S. EIA reveals, transportation-related emissions surpassed those from the power sector during the first two…
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Creative Solutions to Laos’ Ongoing Problem with Conflict Weapons

Bombs were dropped on Laos every eight minutes, 24 hours a day, for nine years. Over a quarter of these bombs failed to…
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Strippers and Ubers? They May Be More Alike Than You Think

An appeals court ruled last week that strippers are considered employees, rather than independent contractors. And many of the findings can be applied…
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Sustainable Seafood is a Global Responsibility – and Opportunity

Finding and implementing global, sustainable solutions to the ghost fishing gear problem is an opportunity to shape a better future for marine industries…
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The Economics of Gun Control

Liability insurance, which exists for gun owners but is not mandatory, could help address this epidemic of violence. Should the market, instead of…
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EPA Links Herbicide to Cancer – and Does Nothing

In a long-awaited study, the EPA concluded that atrazine, the second most commonly used herbicide in the U.S., can cause cancer in amphibians,…
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Trump Bans Washington Post from Campaign Events

“We are hereby revoking the press credentials of the phony and dishonest Washington Post,” Trump announced on Monday via Facebook. This latest attack…
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Companies As Activists: Brands Take A Stand For Justice

“Many people think they have to leave their politics at the door, but this couldn’t be further from the truth,” Bob Keener of…
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Q&A On Climate Leadership With Activist Pioneer Bill McKibben

Environmentalist pioneer Bill McKibben spoke with TriplePundit about the political barriers that threaten climate change policy as we approach the November elections.
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Three Years After Rana Plaza, Worker Safety Improves in Bangladesh

One significant outcome of the tragic Rana Plaza factory collapse is the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh. Rob Wayss, the…
The next person to occupy this office could do more to active America's change-makers and ensure social justice.

Activating America’s Problem-Solvers: 5 Solutions for the Next President

The America Forward Coalition, a nonpartisan group of more than 70 impact-oriented organizations, offers the next president five solutions to our nation’s most…
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The Big Idea For 2016: Service

The 2016 presidential candidates have yet to mention the most powerful idea for our country. But that idea is within reach.
The 'Fight for 15' movement, which seeks a national $15 minimum wage, is gaining traction across the nation -- and city governments are boosting wages. What can business do to help?

Policy Points: How Business Can Address Chemical Safety, Minimum Wage and Student Debt

Farsighted business leaders already implement sustainability initiatives and operate social enterprises. But protecting their businesses and the public from others’ unfair corporate practices…
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Big Pharma Blocks Heroin Vaccine, Cites Insufficient Profits

Professor Kim Janda, director of the Wirm Insitute of Medicine, published his research into a vaccine that could stop heroin addiction in its…
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