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Politics of Climate Change: A Well-Oiled Machine

The politics of climate change are a lot like the politics of gun control, at least in the sense that President Obama meant…
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Policy Points: 3 Policies You Should Support to Make the Economy More Sustainable

We need laws and regulations that guide our economy toward sound, long-term decision-making, with full recognition of social and environmental externalities. As business…
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New York City Tackles the Perils of Climate Change

New York City May Michael Bloomberg cited the perils of climate change and the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy in his call for…
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Why the Carbon Bubble Will Burst

The economic consequences of a warming world will be severe, but there's still time to lessen them despite a carbon bubble, says Forum…
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John Birch Society Goes After Agenda 21

Agenda 21 has had a lot of critics over the years, but none so passionate as the John Birch Society, which sees the…
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Policy Points: Make Cosmetics Safe and Support Industry Innovation

The current law guiding the manufacture of cosmetics dates back to the Food, Drug, and Cosmetics Act of 1938. This legislation granted oversight…

San Francisco: Issue an Impact-Rated Muni Bond in Energy Efficiency

In light of San Francisco's Board of Supervisors resolution to divest from fossil fuels, students of Presidio Graduate School call for its issuance…
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Los Angeles Celebrates Launch of Largest Municipal Solar Program in U.S.

As Angelenos look forward to sunny beach days ahead, they also should celebrate the city’s FIT program. It is a bright example for…
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The Global Carbon Market is Taking Shape

How the US and Australia are gearing up for carbon trading.
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How Industry and NGOs Collaborate to Shake Up Education

Why businesses must help revolutionize education to restore a sustainable labor pool.
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Policy Points: Let’s Push Lawmakers for Better Chemicals, Cosmetics and Corporate Taxes

Voluntary corporate sustainability initiatives and social enterprises are essential, but are not game changers by themselves. In addition, we need laws and regulations…
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Obamacare: Fast Food Chains See Less Costs Than Predicted

Fast food chains, among the biggest critics of Obamacare, have reassessed. New estimates from several chains — including Wendy’s, Popeye’s, Jack in the…
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Energy Efficient Policies Could Save Nearly $1 Trillion

A report from the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE) identifies energy efficiency measures that could save our economy $1 trillion.
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Does CSR Make a Difference to a Company’s Image?

How do companies make sure they are doing the right thing when it comes to corporate social responsibility, or CSR? New research from…
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Policy Points: Simple Tax Change Will End Online Retailer Favoritism

The current tax policy gives Amazon and other online megastores an unfair, anti-competitive advantage. Representatives of both independents and chains agree a long-overdue…