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Food Waste Numbers Improve, Slowly

The Natural Resources Defense Counsel shocked the nation in 2012 when it released its report, 'Wasted: How America is Losing Up to 40…
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States Sue on Behalf of Big Coal to Stop the Clean Power Plan

Coal companies, which pollute our environment and destroy our mountains without paying the true costs of their impact on our planet, want to…
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CSR After the Volkswagen Scandal

In the weeks following the Volkswagen emissions scandal, critics have been queuing up to slam the whole concept of corporate social responsibility (CSR)…
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This is Why We Drill: Chinese Company Aims to Buy Texas Oilfields

Texas oil fields in have been targeted for purchase by the Chinese company Yantai Xinchao, complicating the argument for increasing U.S. crude oil…
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The Quick & Dirty: Climate Change — Rinse and Repeat

When it comes to climate change negotiations, we've been repeating the same thing since 2009: We have the science to show we need…
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Consumers to the U.N.: Kick Big Polluters Out of Climate Negotiations

As the world turns its attention to Paris in advance of the United Nations climate negotiations in December, hundreds of thousands of people…
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Policy Points: How Business Can Influence Workplace, Trade and Campaign Financing

A sustainable economy will depend on policies that will help advance change on a societal level. Here are three important policies that can…
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Bill McKibben’s Brash One-Man-Stand Against Exxon and Climate Change

There are more than 160,000 gas stations in the U. S., more than three times the number of supermarkets. Yet when 350.org founder…
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Despite Voting No On Parental-Leave, Ryan Pleads for Family Time

U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) announced on Tuesday night that he will run for Speaker of the House, but only under certain conditions:…
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The Federal Reserve’s Role in Saving the Planet

The Federal Reserve has a very clear mission that includes three basic objectives: maximize employment, keep prices stable and keep interest rates reasonable.…
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Victory in the Arctic: Obama Cancels Lease Sales

A few months ago, it seemed inevitable that the world's most pristine ocean would be drilled. Today, after a massive, months-long grassroots and…
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Mike Huckabee Wants Prisoners To Be Slaves

Former Gov. Mike Huckabee and an Iowa radio host distort biblical passages to argue that prisoners should be indentured workers.
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California Restricts Livestock Antibiotic Use with Little Resistance From Industry

Right on the heels of last week’s landmark passage of the SB 350 climate bill, which commits the state to reducing carbon emissions…
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Maine Lobstermen Cry ‘Foul’ Over Proposed Searsport Harbor Dredging

A proposed joint federal and state harbor dredging project in Maine has the potential to destroy Maine's robust lobster fishing industry. Other benthic…
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Nestlé’s Expired Permit Prompts Water Diversion Lawsuit

Yesterday, three California nonprofit organizations joined together in a lawsuit against the U.S. National Forest Service. Their beef? Nestle's water bottling permit in…