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What Happened to the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality?

Many have wondered how the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality could fail Flint citizens so utterly and completely, and not only that, act…
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Greenpeace: Brands (Still) Not Doing Enough to Protect Indonesian Forests

Last year's horrendous Southeast Asian forest fires should have been a wake-up call to companies to ensure their supply chains were free of…
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Procter & Gamble Rejects Some Ingredients Linked to Cancer

It seems market forces, not government regulation, are shaping corporate action, with the recent transparency moves by Procter & Gamble and SC Johnson…
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Addressing Forced Labor in the Garment Industry

The first inklings of international labor standards were hammered out almost a century ago, with the optimism that human rights abuses could be…
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Did Cronyism in Michigan Make the Flint Water Crisis Worse?

Cronyism isn't new in politics, and given that there are no rules against it in Michigan, Gov. Rick Snyder's administration is crisscrossed with…
Downtown Flint Michigan two years before the water crisis sickened residents with lead poisoning.

The Flint Water Crisis And a Culture of Zero Accountability

Along with the emergency manager law, Michigan government's lack of accountability and transparency contributed to the conditions that facilitated the Flint water crisis.
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Silly Koch Brothers, You Can’t Kill The Electric Car

Rumor has it that the Koch brothers will try to kill the electric car, but they are facing an uphill battle.
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Lush Campaign Tells Syrian Refugees: You Are Welcome

Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics joined with the International Rescue Committee, a nonprofit organization that responds to humanitarian crises around the world, to send…
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Stockholm Wants To Ditch Fossil Fuels By 2050

Sweden's capital is out to completely eliminate its use of fossil fuels by 2050, and local leaders say "the city is well on…
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Nevada Solar Jobs Threatened, Highlighted in Political Contest

After recent utility rate changes, hundreds of people are out of work in Nevada while residential customers are left wondering if they made…
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Governors Announce Bipartisan Accord for a New Energy Future

On Feb. 16, a bipartisan group of 17 U.S. governors pledged to promote a new energy economy.
ClearPath Foundation founder Jay Faison implored clean energy advocates Thursday to think about how to communicate more effectively about the economic and carbon-cutting potential of nuclear energy.

Nuclear Gets a New Champion

Clean-energy philanthropist Jay Faison implored clean-energy advocates on Thursday to think about how to communicate more effectively about the economic and carbon-cutting potential…
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Latest Malheur News: Cliven Bundy Indicted, Denied Bail

Toxic legacy of Malheur takeover now includes family patriarch Cliven Bundy indicted on charges dating back to the 2014 Nevada standoff.
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The Skills Gap in India’s Ambitious Renewable Energy and Climate Goals

India will need to make dramatic investments if it wants to make good on the promises it made at COP21.
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Yet Another Study Links Fracking And Water Contamination

Dog bites man: Yet another report nails fracking as the source of contamination in drinking-water resources.
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