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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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What Other Cities Can Learn From San Fran’s New Solar Law

As of Jan. 1, all new buildings in San Francisco measuring 10 stories or fewer must include a rooftop solar installation. What can…
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Transparency Can Help Developing Countries Implement the Paris Agreement

At the climate talks in Bonn, Germany, governments and civil-society groups announced a transparency initiative to help developing countries meet their climate goals.
Food Policy Action Education Fund (FPA-EF) co-founder and Chef Tom Colicchio (R) presents Representative Chellie Pingree (D-ME) with a petition asking Congress to enact smart food waste reduction policies that will create thousands of jobs, alleviate hunger and conserve energy and resources during a day of action on Capitol Hill to educate lawmakers on food waste reduction in the American food systemon Capitol Hill on May 25, 2016 in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Larry French/Getty Images for Food Policy Action Education Fund)

Top Chefs Urge Congress To Take Action On Food Waste

On Wednesday, the Food Policy Action Education Fund and its co-founder, celebrity chef Tom Colicchio, walked the halls of Congress to spur action…
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Obama Touts Hip-Hop in Suppressed Vietnam

A female Vietnamese rapper asked the president about how important arts and culture — and hip-hop specifically — is to promoting a strong…
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Trump’s Beef with Amazon Has Nothing to Do with Antitrust

Donald Trump says Amazon and its founder, Jeff Bezos, have a "huge antitrust problem."
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Cliven Bundy’s Lawyer Hits Up Koch Brothers For Cash

Nevada lawyer Joel Hansen exposes the Koch brothers "states rights" connection to Cliven Bundy in an email acquired by Oregon Public Broadcasting.
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Trump Can’t Derail Paris Climate Agreement

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump says he would renegotiate the U.N. global climate deal, or at least America’s role in it. Meanwhile, Trump…
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Pakistan Aims to Plant a Billion Trees in a Green ‘Tsunami’

A billion trees sounds like a lot, but the question is whether this is merely a political symbol or real action.
Following the adoption of the Paris Climate Agreement, how can we measure the value of adaptation?

Putting a Value on Climate Adaptation

A Common Adaptation Unit can help the international community understand the output of adaptation funds pledged in Paris to deal with climate change.…
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