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Q&A On Climate Leadership With Activist Pioneer Bill McKibben

Environmentalist pioneer Bill McKibben spoke with TriplePundit about the political barriers that threaten climate change policy as we approach the November elections.
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Three Years After Rana Plaza, Worker Safety Improves in Bangladesh

One significant outcome of the tragic Rana Plaza factory collapse is the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh. Rob Wayss, the…
The next person to occupy this office could do more to active America's change-makers and ensure social justice.

Activating America’s Problem-Solvers: 5 Solutions for the Next President

The America Forward Coalition, a nonpartisan group of more than 70 impact-oriented organizations, offers the next president five solutions to our nation’s most…
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The Big Idea For 2016: Service

The 2016 presidential candidates have yet to mention the most powerful idea for our country. But that idea is within reach.
The 'Fight for 15' movement, which seeks a national $15 minimum wage, is gaining traction across the nation -- and city governments are boosting wages. What can business do to help?

Policy Points: How Business Can Address Chemical Safety, Minimum Wage and Student Debt

Farsighted business leaders already implement sustainability initiatives and operate social enterprises. But protecting their businesses and the public from others’ unfair corporate practices…
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Big Pharma Blocks Heroin Vaccine, Cites Insufficient Profits

Professor Kim Janda, director of the Wirm Insitute of Medicine, published his research into a vaccine that could stop heroin addiction in its…
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Presumptive Democratic Nominee Hillary Clinton Issues Challenge To Kochs, ALEC, Bundys

Presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton is wasting no time going after ALEC, the Koch brothers, Cliven Bundy, and Ammon Bundy all at once.
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Intel Just Can’t Quit Anti-Climate Groups … Yet

Tech giant Intel has staked out a leadership position on climate change, but last week the company also reaffirmed its commitment to two…
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Can India Meet Its Ambitious Solar Targets?

India plans to increase solar power capacity to 100 gigawatts (GW) by 2022 — five times higher than its previous target. The question…
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Silicon Valley Company to Experiment with Basic Incomes

As Switzerland prepares to vote on the adoption of a guaranteed universal basic income, startup accelerator Y Combinator will run a basic-income experiment…
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Can A Company Be Green If It Is Damaging Human Health?

Newsweek ranked Coca-Cola as the ninth greenest company in the world, based on practices like pioneering bioplastic bottles. But one has to wonder…
A new interactive map from the World Resources Institute enables users to click on a state to see renewable energy options and related utility offerings. If states are not tracking what neighboring states and others are doing, this will also help them do that. (Click to expand interactive features.)

Big Power Users Can Shop for Renewables Starting Here

A new interactive map from the World Resources Institute shows where heavy energy users (read: companies) can buy renewable electricity. The state-by-state map…
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Map Shows Where Fossil Fuels Should Stay in the Ground

We know that we need to keep the vast majority of fossil fuels in the ground in order to limit global warming to…
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Can Athletics Change the Perception of Cannabis?

Marijuana use is still an offense within the world of professional sports; just about every professional league or athletics association says cannabis is…
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Insurance Companies Made Millions on Hurricane Sandy

A year-long NPR investigation reveals that many citizens who lost their homes during Hurricane Sandy insist they were shortchanged on claim payouts --…
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