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COP21, India, China, Obama, climate change, United Nations, Leon Kaye, New York

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…
Divestment, oil and gas, coal, clean energy, Norway, Leon Kaye

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,…
Farming, USDA, farm subsidies, soy, corn, Leon Kaye

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.…
The future of sustainable development. How do we change the economic incentives for a more just and equitable society?

Transparency, the Panama Papers and the Future of Sustainable Development

Of course it's no surprise that the world's most wealthy and powerful people use whatever means at their disposal to protect their wealth.…
USA wind power transmission

Wind Power Wiggles Through Midwest Transmission Roadblocks

Despite obstacles, new transmission lines will bring more wind power from the Midwest to Eastern states.
Tens of thousands marched on the capital building in Raleigh, North Carolina, in 2014 to protest what they called the extreme politics of the current state government.

Companies Push Back Against Hate Laws

Sure, North Carolina's anti-LGBT "bathroom law" is terrible. So is the new Mississippi law that allows businesses to refuse service to gay people.…
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