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Donald Trump’s Supporters: Global Warming Isn’t a ‘Hoax’

Trump's position on environmental issues is almost as confusing as it is controversial. But according to a recent Yale survey, he may need…
Cliven (left) and Ammon Bundy speak at a forum hosted by the American Academy for Constitutional Education (AAFCE) at the Burke Basic School in Mesa, Arizona, in 2014.

Latest Bundy Update: Strange Legal Theories and Unhelpful Friends

Cliven and Ammon Bundy dug themselves into a deep hole, and the latest developments don't appear to help their case.
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New York City Passes Disposable Bag Fee

The New York City Council passed a five-cent fee on disposable shopping bags last week. Will more cities follow suit?
Donald Trump speaking at the Iowa Republican Party's 2015 Lincoln Dinner in Des Moines, Iowa

Donald Trump’s Uncomfortable Relationship with Renewables

Donald Trump's views on renewables range from tepid acceptance to hostility. And while he does not have a clear energy plan articulated, clean…
Wind power, renewables, clean energy, United Kingdom, Mars Inc, Leon Kaye, Enoco

Mars, Inc. U.K. Operations to Run on 100 Percent Renewables

Food giant Mars announced it has entered into a partnership with Eneco Wind U.K. to buy electricity from Scotland's Moy Wind Farm for…
Panama Papers, transparency, tax evasion corporate governance, Leon Kaye, Obama Administration

Obama Cracks Down on Tax Evasion, While U.S. Thrives as an Offshore Tax Haven

In the wake of the Panama Papers revelations, the Obama administration announced new steps to fight tax evasion, money laundering, opaque corporate registers…
Middle East, Lebanon, transparency international, transparency, corruption, Arab Spring, Leon Kaye, sustainable development, bribery

Corruption is Destroying the Social Fabric of the Middle East and North Africa

According to a survey conducted by Transparency International, 1 in 3 citizens in the Middle East and North Africa reported paying at least…
Hamdi Ulukaya, the founder of Chobani yogurt,

Chobani’s Secret: Employee-Owned Firms Beat the Competition

Hamdi Ulukaya, the founder of Chobani yogurt, made headlines late last month when he gave 10 percent of the company's stock to his…
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry signs the Paris Agreement, with his 2-year-old granddaughter Isabelle Dobbs-Higginson on his lap and U.N. Secretary-General Ban ki-Moon looking on.

4 Ways to Cross the Paris Agreement Finish Line

What will it take to make the Paris Agreement legally binding? Eliza Northrop, an international environmental lawyer focused on the design and implementation…
Well pads along Little Missouri River in Billings, North Dakota.

Infographic: The True Cost of Fracking

To make up your mind for yourself, run your eyes over this new infographic, which outlines the statistics both ‘for’ and ‘against’ the…
Smart cities, megacities, Leon Kaye, urbanization, Abu Dhabi, India, Detroit, sustainable development, Argentina, Brazil

Are Megacities the New World Order?

This quest to redefine urbanization, and to build and redesign 'smart cities,' may already be over. It is clear megacities -- 40 or…
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Jimmy Kimmel Schools Sarah Palin On Global Warming

Sarah Palin is back in the public eye, and not just to promote her Judge Judy knockoff. She's stumping for the climate denial…
Climate change, public health, San Francisco, adaptation, Leon Kaye, risk, bay area, Leon Kaye

Interactive Map of San Francisco Shows Potential Health Impacts of Climate Change

San Francisco’s Department of Public Health released an interactive map to showcase the potential effects that climate change could have on its residents.
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Against the Grain: Expanding Rural Health Care in a Climate of Closure

Approximately 17 percent of Americans live in a non-metropolitan, or rural, areas. Compared to their urban counterparts, residents of rural areas are older…
Ben & Jerry's voiced its support for Oregon's failed mandatory GMO labeling legislation by erecting this billboard in Portland in 2014. While the USDA and other agencies maintain that GMOs are safe, the debate about whether or not such ingredients should be labeled rages on -- and it's a case study for transparency.

Transparency and the Key to Consumer Trust

More than 100 years ago, the first fledgling calls for business transparency were heard. At that time, it was in the grueling textile…
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