government policy

States and Cities Rally to Tackle Climate Change at COP22

At COP22, a group of states, regions and cities committed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by at least 80 percent below 1990 levels…

It’s Still A Green Economic Revolution

We have a new president. Regulations will be changed, diminished or eliminated, but the green economy marches on. Coal is not coming back…

“Tiny Bird” Hydrogen Fuel Cell Firm Nails Big BIRD Grant

The company Parajito Powder could play an outsized role in the hydrogen economy of the future with the help of Technion, the Israel…

30% of Global Electricity Already Prepping For Rapid Decarbonization

A new decarbonization pledge by nine global leading energy companies underscores the limits of Donald Trump's power to reverse clean power progress.

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.