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No Criminal Charges for Gov. Snyder in Flint Water Crisis

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette filed criminal charges against three state and city workers yesterday for their role in the Flint water crisis.…
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The Paris Agreement: What It Means for Business

Heads of state from more than 195 nations are invited to formally sign the Paris Agreement on Friday in New York City. The…
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OPEC Talks in Doha Fail to Freeze Oil Production

Oil ministers from OPEC countries met in Doha, Qatar, to see if they could all find a way to freeze production in order…
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China, U.S. to Sign Historic Climate Agreement on Friday

One of the biggest steps post-COP21 will happen this Friday, April 22, at the United Nations' headquarters in New York, where representatives from…
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The News That Never Was: Goldman Sachs’ $5 Billion Mortgage Fraud Settlement

Goldman Sachs agreed to pay $5.1 billion in penalties for its part in the mortgage crisis that led to the 2008 recession --…
Thirty states and the District of Columbia now allow for chartered benefit corporations, but legislation varies from state to state.

Benefit Corporation Law Should Be Uniform in the United States

The United States should have a uniform set of regulations for all benefit corporations within this country, argues Rebecca Hamburg, a graduate student…
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Norway’s Sovereign Wealth Fund Divests from Coal

Last week, the managers of Norway’s Government Pension Fund announced that divestment from coal companies is well underway.
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Israel Expected to Save $8 Billion By Cutting Emissions

Israel, a leader in technology development, says it's on track to save $8 billion from carbon emissions reductions. The Israeli cabinet has unanimously…
This photo of a senior protestor went viral over the weekend, garnering more than 29,000 Facebook likes.

3p Weekend: ‘Periods For Pence’ is Social Media Gold

Since Gov. Pence seems to be so concerned with the reproductive functions of Indiana women, they took to social media to tell him…
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Global Coal Bubble Pegged at $1 Trillion

For coal, the writing is on the wall, but the message hasn't yet reached some investors. This could result in a financial catastrophe,…
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Annual Farm Subsidies to Reach 10-Year High

The Congressional Budget Office estimates that crop subsidies will surge to approximately $10.2 billion this year, almost $3 billion more than during the…
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Breaking the Connection Between Emissions and Economic Growth

As more countries shift to sustainability, economic growth is beginning to decouple from carbon emissions for the first time in history. In fact,…
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Hillary Clinton Gets Real About Lead Poisoning

On the heels of the Flint water crisis, former Secretary of State and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton outlined a realistic plan for reducing…
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Fossil Fuel Companies Can’t Get Away With Dodgy Climate Dealings

Fossil fuel companies just can’t seem to get away with dodgy dealings when it comes to climate change. Building on prior investigations, a…
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EU Goes After Multinational Tax Avoiders with New Laws

The controversial Panama Papers leaked the names of government officials, celebrities and multinational companies using offshore tax havens to stash away undisclosed funds.…
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