government policy

Canada, Justin Trudeau, social spending, austerity, innovation, Leon Kaye, Brazil, Argentina, China, gender equality

Canada’s Justin Trudeau Swims Against the Tide of Austerity

In Canada, where the economy has slowed down and revenues have decreased due to the falling demand for oil, the government is going…
Inequality, public health, Leon Kaye, life expectancy

The Social Safety Net, Income and U.S. Life Expectancy

Evidence has long correlated income and life expectancy. But new research suggests that simply living in an area with access to quality health…
Pemex

Explosion at Pemex Oil Plant in Mexico Kills Over 30 People

Pemex, Mexico's state-owned oil company, is plagued with financial problems. And in yet another failure to ensure worker safety, an explosion at one…
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Abolitionist Harriet Tubman: The Next Face of the $20 Bill

Move over, Andrew. Abolitionist and human rights advocate Harriet Tubman will be the next face of the U.S. $20 bill. She will have…
Bundy Malheur update

Oregon Takeover Update: Birders Win, Thugs Lose

Ammon Bundy's "Oregon occupation" was a spectacular failure, but his loss is a gain for the conservation movement.
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5 Technologies Driving California’s Clean IoT Electricity Strategy

California wants to make clean energy and a smart Internet of Things (IoT) system the world’s dominate energy strategy.
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Organic Meat and Eggs Could Soon Be Even Better

Did you know that current organic standards include few protections for animals? The USDA just released new standards for organic livestock that could…
Environmental protection agency, EPA, Gina McCarthy, pollution, public health, Leon Kaye

EPA Renews Focus on Public Health

EPA head Gina McCarthy is now calling for the agency to take another step that is sure to drive many Republicans insane: She…
rooftop solar

San Francisco to Require Rooftop Solar On New Construction

The ordinance passed unanimously, making San Francisco the first major U.S. city to require solar panels on new construction.
Today world leaders from 175 countries gathered in the United Nations General Assembly hall in New York to formally sign the Paris Agreement.

3p Weekend: Your Cheat Sheet to the Paris Agreement Signing

Since no one wants to be a step behind at the office happy hour, we gathered up a cheat sheet to today's signing…
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Mitsubishi Raided After ‘Intentional’ Tampering with Fuel Mileage Tests

Investigators in Japan raided a Mitsubishi factory on Thursday after the company was "outed" by Nissan for tampering with fuel-economy test data. The…
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Volkswagen to Buy Back Cars in U.S., Europe Deal Still Frozen

Only days before the deadline, Volkswagen AG and the U.S. government reached a partial settlement on the "dieselgate" emissions scandal. But the news…
The Great Transition

Climate Action: Steps Toward a Great Transition

As people around the world celebrate Earth Day and world leaders gather in New York to sign the Paris Agreement, 3p's Tom Schueneman…
Pennies, US Mint, Washington DC, Jacob Lew, US Treasury, zinc, Mark Weller, Leon Kaye

Why Do We Still Bother with the Penny?

It makes little economic sense to mint pennies, but they are still accumulating in our mason jars, old ashtrays and between sofa cushions.…
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Tax Credit Extension Makes Commercial Solar More Profitable

Now that Congress has extended the solar investment tax credit (ITC) for five more years, new and profitable opportunities to deploy solar energy…
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