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Conflict of Interest Begone? Rex Tillerson Forfeits Control of $240M to Be Secretary of State

Former Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson attracted the criticism of even some Republican senators in this week's Congressional hearings. But does that mean he…

Reports: Obamacare Repeal Could Kill Jobs, Hurt Local Economies

Repealing the Affordable Care Act without replacement could mean the loss of 2.6 million jobs (mostly in the private sector), say researchers.

What California Can Learn from Singapore’s Brilliant Water Strategy

Singapore seems to have a better grasp on water conservation than even California, a state that has suffered six long years of drought…

Brazil’s Political Turmoil Endangers 20 Years of Progress on Forced Labor

The political and economic chaos in Brazil threatens much of the progress the country has made since the turn of the century, including…

Renewables Are a Rising Global Tide — and the U.S. Better Pay Attention

As the incoming Trump administration vows to move U.S. energy policy back to fossil fuels, the rest of the world is bringing renewable…

House Republicans Announce Plans to Repeal Obamacare — But Can They Really Do It?

Last week, House Speaker Paul Ryan's office announced a Senate resolution to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Now, both critics and proponents of…

TransUnion, Equifax Fined for Misleading Credit Scores

Do you know your credit score? Chances are, says the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the score you pay for may not be exactly…

U.S. Atlantic Coast Safe From ‘Safe’ Seismic Testing, For Now

Atlantic Coast states won a reprieve from seismic air gun testing, which local stakeholders say would be a first step toward offshore oil…

How California Plans To Make Water Conservation a ‘Way of Life’

A plan put forth by California agencies at the behest of Gov. Jerry Brown aims to make water conservation a "way of life"…

Trump Tweets, Toyota Retorts

Another day, another tweet: Toyota responds to Trump and the company has no intention of halting construction on its new manufacturing plant in…

The Climate Trust’s Top 10 Carbon Market Trends for 2017

The Climate Trust offers its Top 10 annual predictions about the carbon market events, policies and ideas that will matter in 2017.

U.S. Military Keeps Hydrogen Spark Alive with Muscular SUVs and Drones

The U.S. Department of Defense gives vital support for the domestic hydrogen and fuel cell industry as it breaks into the mainstream energy…

Trump EPA Nominee Would Trash Air And Water Safeguards

Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt sued the Environmental Protection Agency more than a dozen times to block air, water and climate protections. But…

Hydrogen Fuel Cell Economy Slowing, Not Stopping In Connecticut

Connecticut's hydrogen and fuel cell industry hit two big roadblocks in recent months, but prospects look good for long-term growth.

Group Calls Out FedEx on NRA Discount in Florida

Gun reform advocates are calling on FedEx to stop providing steep discounts for NRA member businesses, which have a large presence in Florida.