government policy

Dr. Bronner’s Says Bye-Bye To Organic Trade Association

Personal care company Dr. Bronner’s resigned from the Organic Trade Association earlier this week over its backing of America's controversial GMO labeling legislation.

Taking Care of Business in the High-Road Economy

Raising the minimum wage. Guaranteeing paid family leave. Increasing employee ownership. “Banning the box” to give applicants who’ve served time a fair chance…

Arrest Warrant For Democracy Now! Host Sparks Questions About Press Rights

Last week, a North Dakota county issued an arrest warrant for Democracy Now! host Amy Goodman. The charge stems from her coverage of…

Is ACA Succeeding At Promoting Workplace Wellness?

In an effort to reduce healthcare costs and improve outcomes, Obamacare, aka the Affordable Care Act (ACA) included regulations for employers who offer…

Experts Weigh In: Cost of Wind Energy to Keep Going Down, Down, Down

The cost of wind energy has a long way to go before it hits bottom, according to a new Energy Department survey of…

Corporate Climate Act Signatories Also Fund Climate Skeptics

A review by Reuters of the signatories to President Obama’s 2015 American Business Act on Climate Change Pledge found that 83% also gave…

Yes, Peter Thiel Still Likes Donald Trump … And Hates The D.C. Metro

In an op-ed in the Washington Post, billionaire Trump backer Peter Thiel says he wants to tell D.C. Metro workers, "You're fired!"

U.S. and China Joined the Paris Agreement: So, What’s Next?

These two big buy-ins mean the Paris Agreement is more likely to be ratified this year, or even as soon as this month.…

Optimizing Climate Resilience Through Solar Plus Storage

Solar combined with storage can serve as a resiliency mechanism to prepare communities to handle extreme weather events caused by climate change, and…

Art as a Cornerstone for Community Building

Art is emerging as an economic driver for distressed communities. These three cities catalyzed artistic movements to revitalize downtowns, attract visitors and create…

U.S. and China Ratify Paris Agreement: A Tipping Point?

This momentous announcement tips the balance toward a quick entry into force of the Agreement by the end of 2016 — if not…

Two Years Later: Did Obamacare Really Expand Healthcare Access?

We are two years into the greatest national healthcare experiment in American history. And experts are poring over data to determine the success…

In a Step Forward for Oceans, Obama Expands Largest Protected Area on Earth

The expansion preserves some of the world’s most pristine coral reefs and other marine ecosystems where new species are frequently discovered.

Insurers to G-20: Stop Fossil Fuel Subsidies

In an open letter, top insurance companies ask G-20 leaders to phase-out all fossil fuel subsidies by 2020. And that's not all.

Life After Coal: Spotlight Shifts to Natural Gas Emissions

Now that natural gas has claimed the No. 1 power generation title from coal, the industry should probably brace for an increase in…
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