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How a Bad GMO Bill Becomes Law

Well folks, it's a fact. The U.S. now has a federal GMO-labeling law. But just what the heck does it do? You'll be…
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Reader Beware: Think Tanks and Universities Increasingly for Hire by Companies

Scholars and researchers affiliated with the nation's top think tanks often moonlight as corporate board members, lobbyists and outside consultants, a New York…
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Donald Trump Revives the Wind Energy ‘Bird Death Conspiracy’

Donald Trump gave his supporters yet another conspiracy theory, claiming that environmentalists are covering up bird deaths linked to wind turbines.
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Data Communications and The Revolution in the U.S. Electric Grid

A revolution is underfoot in which each utility customer has the potential to become its own mini-power plant and a supplier of electricity.
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Bringing Solar to Everyone

Thus far, rooftop solar incentives have gone mostly to well-off homeowners in major cities, leaving Americans in remote regions, and the poor, out…
The Paris Agreement was formally adopted by the U.N. Conference of Parties (COP) in December.

3p Weekend: The Climate Deadline No One Is Talking About (Yet)

As the Paris Agreement continues its slow march through legislatures around the world, there's one impending deadline no one is talking about --…
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Voter ID Laws Loosen Up as Election Heatens

As the general election looms, who will be able to vote on Nov. 8 remains in question. Over a dozen states will impose…
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‘Worst 3 Days’ For Donald Trump, And a Weird Week For Peter Thiel

Donald Trump hit some major speed bumps on the campaign trail this week, but don't expect his high-profile supporter Peter Thiel to lend…
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Black Lives Matter Reveals Platform Focusing On Six Demands

For the first time since the activism started three years ago, organizations tied to the Black Lives Matter movement have released a list…
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Report: EPA Isn’t Properly Testing the Impact of Pesticides

Chemicals, when combined, can be more dangerous than alone. Yet, according to a new report from the Center for Biological Diversity, the U.S.…
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Elon Musk’s Libertarian Case for a Carbon Tax

A recent Q&A session with Tesla's Elon Musk at first focused on tax breaks, then morphed into a libertarian case for a carbon…
University of California students gather at a vigil for victims of the terrorist attacks in Paris, Beirut and Baghdad, November 2015.

In the Age of Terror, What About Impact?

Individuals have a greater power to create change than ever before in human history. Alas this holds true for negative change as well.…
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Remember Teddy Roosevelt: Conservation Shouldn’t Be Partisan

“I’m so tired of party labels,” said Jim Brainard, Republican mayor of Carmel, Indiana. "[Conservation] should be a non-partisan issue."
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Controversial Ruling Will Allow More Toxic Chemicals In Florida’s Water

Florida residents will have more toxic chemicals in their drinking water thanks to a controversial ruling by the state’s Environmental Regulation Commission.
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Trump Eggs on Russian Hackers, Opens a Matryoshka Doll of Fears

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has caused yet another uproar. On Wednesday, he goaded Russian hackers to cyber-spy on Hillary Clinton and search…