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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.
We need to channel our post-Brexit momentum for change into environmental action now.

Britain Still Has an Important Choice to Make

Will we see a future in which Britain turns inward and sees a down-turn in the economy, living standards and environmental improvements? Or…
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Does Capitalism Have Competition in the United States?

More young people are beginning to view democratic socialism positively, as the favorability of American capitalism continues to decline.
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Space-Based Monitoring Adds to Carbon Reduction Toolkit

The American OCO-2 satellite orbits the Earth every 99 minutes to pinpoint the origin of carbon emissions -- and similar systems are on…
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California to Phase Out Nuclear Power By 2025

Pacific Gas and Electric will phase out its nuclear power production in California by 2025. That means the power produced at Diablo Canyon…
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Cuban Coffee Back in the States After 50 Years

Cigars and rum may not be on the shelves for American consumers quite yet, but Nespresso is bringing Cuban coffee back to the…
Cook County, Illinois, which includes Chicago, struggles with poverty, unemployment and homelessness -- but a new program inspired by social enterprise aims to help.

Cook County, Illinois: An Agent of Change

Cook County, Illinois, which includes Chicago and is home to over 5 million people, struggles with poverty, unemployment and homelessness -- but a…
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Why Obama’s Meeting With the Dalai Lama Was So Controversial

Normally, a meeting between a sitting American president and a widely-respected Nobel Peace Laureate would be cause for celebration. But last week's meeting…
An underwater atomic bomb test off the coast of Bikini Atoll, July 25, 1946. Nearly 70 nuclear tests were carried out in the Marshall archipelago from 1946 to 1958, according to UNESCO.

25 Years On Nuclear Safety and More Work to Be Done

The Cold War ended over 20 years ago, but hundreds of thermonuclear warheads remain on a hair trigger. Researchers with the Union of…
Occupy Wall Street joined the NAACP as thousands marched in midtown Manhattan on Dec. 10, 2011 to defend voting rights.

NAACP: The Black Vote Is Still Threatened

Van Jones predicted that black voter turnout could well determine the next president. And according to the NAACP, that weighty percentage is being…