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Oil Weakening, Could be Headed Down Coal’s Path

A new report from the nonprofit As You Sow analyzes the state of the oil industry. And researchers found several trends that should…
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As Advocates Gripe Over GMO-Labeling Law, One Company Leads

On Thursday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the country's first labeling legislation for genetically-modified organisms (GMOs). Many say the legislation doesn't go…
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The DNC Platform Is Tough On Climate Change

Climate change is one of the most urgent issues of our day. So, it's great to see that the Democratic Party is taking…
Climate change, LaMar Smith, Texas, climate deniers, Union of Concern Scientists, Leon Kaye

Climate Science Witch Hunt Expands to NGOs

Lamar Smith, chairman of the House Science Committee, is out to discredit climate scientists with a political witch hunt that's now extending to…
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The Myths Oil Companies Use to Resist Climate Action in California

While it cannot be denied that money talks, it doesn’t always tell the truth. The Natural Resources Defense Council fact-checked a key fossil…
It's official: Indiana Gov. Mike Pence is on the Donald Trump ticket.

3p Weekend: Everything You Need to Know About Trump’s VP Pick

It's official: Indiana Gov. Mike Pence is on the Donald Trump ticket. Although he's a GOP mainstay, Pence isn't exactly a household name…
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White House Invests $150 Million in Tomorrow’s Tech Workers

The White House will commit $150 million in grants as it aims to train and place burgeoning talent in the growing global tech…
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White House Seeks to Reduce Local Jail Populations

The initiative aims to “break the cycle of incarceration” by moving low-level offenders with mental illnesses from the criminal justice system to doctor’s…
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In Defense of Rooftop Solar

Utility giants claim large-scale solar is the way of the future, citing lower cost and higher efficiency compared to decentralized alternatives. But despite…
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Come Together: Can Climate Be a Bipartisan Issue?

If you’ve followed elections long enough, you know basically what to expect in the general -- sharply divergent views on everything from trade…
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Cheapest Offshore Wind Farm In The World, Thanks To Shell

The winning bid for a gigantic new offshore wind farm in the Netherlands came in at 2.3 billion euros less than expected. And…
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U.S. Immigration Policy Needs a Massive Rethink

U.S. immigration policy is focused on an outdated model -- one that categorizes people into two groups: those from Mexico and “other than…
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Big Food Lobby Protects Profit Health, Not Public Health

Big Food's lobbying efforts have successfully made profit health more important than public health, argues 3p economic correspondent Bill Roth.
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Report: China’s Technology Espionage and IP Theft Will Doom the World

According to researchers at the Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology, China’s 13th five-year plan reads as a modern-day sequel to the 2001 movie…
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Considering Ontario’s Climate Change Solution

This summer, Ontario solidified a five-year action plan to promote clean energy and support the long-term shift to a low-carbon economy. Critics say…
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