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Phillip Morris Loses Lawsuit Against Uruguay on Tough Tobacco Rules

An international trade court ruled against Philip Morris in the company’s lawsuit against the government of Uruguay over tobacco-labeling rules. The tobacco giant…
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AmeriCorps to Shut Down Health Program After Abortion Controversy

Out of 1,600 volunteers who worked with AmeriCorps popular healthcare program last year, six were found to have given emotional support to women…
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Advocates: Organic Food Companies Worked with Monsanto on Bogus GMO-Labeling Bill

“A bill of this importance merits hearings, expert testimony and thorough legal analysis, not the ‘backroom dealing’ that created this deeply flawed draft,"…
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Could Hemp Grow Back to Aid Sustainability Efforts?

As America continues to loosen its strict stance on marijuana laws, hemp is making a comeback. But is it really the 'wonder crop'…
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F-Bombs Launched At Donald Trump, Could Hit PayPal’s Peter Thiel

A growing number of political observers are lobbing the fascist label at Donald Trump, and fellow billionaire Peter Thiel could get caught in…
The Sierra Club says it is doing what it can to clean up politics.

Sierra Club’s Leader Trolling Trump, Top Republicans

The Sierra Club's Michael Brune is using social media to rip top Republicans over the challenges facing Donald Trump’s candidacy.
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Interview: The Impact of Brexit on a Sustainable Future

“Brexit could potentially represent a great risk or a great opportunity to both the EU and to Britain,” says Christian Felber, author of…
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VW Aims to Remake Its Green Empire (and the Electric Car Industry)

Volkswagen's future is electrically charged. Or, that's the way the company sees it. Fresh out of court, saddled with billions in debt and…
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Cambodian Garment Workers Quickly Losing Their Rights

Cambodian workers do not necessarily reap the economic benefits of the country’s growing garment trade. Relations between workers, factory owners and the government…
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What Does Queer Allyship Have To Do With Sustainability?

Universal human rights are a foundation for ecological sustainability.
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A Grand Strategy for Economic Prosperity and Security

Like fascism and communism in the last century, sustainability, climate action and economic inclusion are the existential challenges of the 21st century. In…
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau welcomes U.S. President Barack Obama and Mexican President Peña Nieto to Ottawa.

‘Three Amigos’ Canada, U.S. and Mexico Forge Clean Energy and Climate Goals

The U.S., Canada and Mexico took a huge step yesterday in setting new goals to combat climate change. Agreements signed by the three…
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Volkswagen Agrees to Pay $14.7B Following Emissions Scandal

On Tuesday, Volkswagen reached a record settlement to pay up to $14.7 billion as a result of its "dieselgate" emissions scandal. Individual owners…
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Vermont GMO Labelling to Start Tomorrow

Vermont's GMO-labeling law, the first passed in the nation, goes into effect on July 1. But not if two senators have their way.
Last week, business and government leaders gathered at the United Nations Headquarters in New York to discuss public-private collaboration on climate action.

U.N. Global Compact Leaders Summit: Let’s Build a Better World … Together

Last week, business and government leaders gathered at the United Nations Headquarters in New York to discuss public-private collaboration on climate action.