government policy

3 Things the Social Justice Sector Can Do to Make History

At a time when global challenges like climate change, resource scarcity and social inequity make our future uncertain, the demand for leaders with…

Policy Efforts to Eradicate Forced Labor — Too Little, Too Late

While legislation is finally coming online to strengthen corporations' voluntary commitments on forced labor, loopholes remain.

USDA Offers $25 Million in Conservation Technology Grants

The USDA will offer up to $25 million in grants to develop more tech-driven applications that can help farmers use resources more efficiently…

3p Weekend: 8 Ways America is Already Great

And amidst all this talk about making America great again, it's easy to forget how far we've come as a society. Before you…

State Department: U.S. Will Stay the Course on Climate Even if Trump Wins

"In my view, the issue of long-term dynamics here continues to play in favor of the U.S. staying deeply engaged," Dr. Jonathan Pershing,…

NASA and the Evolution Climate Change Research

NASA’s manned space flight missions to the moon grabbed attention and glory for the agency in the '60s, but Earthrise was the seed…

Peter Thiel Redefines Diversity to Include White Nationalism

Silicon Valley mogul and noted Trump backer Peter Thiel doubles down on his support for a "diversity of opinions," which he defines as…

Ignoring Scientific Evidence, Consumers use Alternative Medicines at Their Own Risk

The complete lack of scientific evidence substantiating any health benefits is the reality of the homeopathic medicine industry, but the sector still reaps…

Obamacare Rate Increases Aren’t the Federal Government’s Problem

Insurance rates under Obamacare will go up next year, according to the Department of Health and Human Services. It's bad news for many…

The Rise of Water and Energy Self-Sufficiency

The trend toward sufficiency filters all the way from the largest cities to the smallest towns as communities and businesses invest in locally-renewable…

Cliven Bundy Wins: Malheur Verdict Redefines Civil Disobedience

The surprise acquittal of the Bundy gang in Oregon contrasts sharply with the treatment of Black Lives Matter and Dakota Access protesters.

California’s Climate Change Leadership Created 500,000 Jobs

Climate change regulations -- so-called business killers -- were also responsible for $48 billion worth of clean-technology investments in California over the past…

Solving Wicked Problems Poses New Challenges in Today’s Funding Environment

Government spending on R&D as a percentage GDP peaked at 2.9 percent in 1964, and corporate R&D funding now represents 65 percent of…

Wikileaks Gets Unabashedly Political

For many critics, the once heralded site for sharing information has become a political platform for its embattled founder and his vendetta against…

U.S. Ups the Ante on Renewable Hydrogen Production

The Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory plans to lead a collaborative effort to accelerate the development of renewable hydrogen. It's just one…