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New York offshore wind energy

Koch Brothers Win the Wind Energy Battle, Lose the War

The Obama administration gave a huge kickstart to offshore wind energy development in New York state, despite Koch-fueled efforts to stop renewable energy…
Wind turbine in Gonzales, CA

Sustainable Growth Succeeds in a Rural California City

Sustainable growth policies are attracting a stream of new companies to Gonzales, California.
Climate change, rising sea levels, risk management, Leon Kaye, Alaska

Rising Seas Could Force 13 Million Americans to Move

A new study released by the journal Nature suggests that in a worst-case scenario, as many as 13 million people will be seriously…
Sophie and Hansen

Climate Kids Challenge Federal Government

A federal judge in Oregon is deciding whether a group of children have the right to take the federal government to court over…
Oil and gas, clean energy, Sally Jewel, renewables, offshore oil, Leon Kaye

Obama Nixes Drilling Off the Atlantic Coast for 5 Years

The Obama administration announced that sites off the coasts of Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia would not be included in the…
Oregon LNG natural gas export

Friends and Foes Alike ‘Stunned’ as Feds Nix Natural Gas Terminal in Oregon

In a stunning move, permission for a proposed liquified natural gas export terminal in Oregon has been denied by the Federal Energy Regulatory…
Shanghai is just one Chinese city slated for sustainable revitalization.

China Adopts New Urbanization Guidelines

China's new urbanization guidelines are a major environmental and planning step forward in the country and could become one of the world's biggest…
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Grocery Manufacturers of America Found Guilty of Money Laundering in GMO Campaign

A Washington state court ruled in a recent summary judgment that when the Grocery Manufacturers Association tried to conceal the identity of contributors…
Uzbek citizens work the fields during the 2009 cotton harvest.

Forced Labor Continues in Uzbek, Turkmen Cotton Fields

Once again this year, the government of Uzbekistan forcibly mobilized its citizens to the cotton fields to prepare carry out the 2015 harvest…
Shopping - USDA

DARK Act Threatens Consumers’ Right to Know Food Content

TriplePundit asked the chairman of the Just Label It initiative and founder of organic dairy company Stonyfield Farm to explain why the DARK…
Obama administration, Barbara Boxer, Justin Trudeau, climate change, Arctic, methane, clean energy, Leon Kaye, Republicans

U.S. and Canada Promise More Cooperation on Climate Change

In a joint statement, U.S. President Barack Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau pledged to work closely together on climate change, clean…
Climate change, COP21, Republicans, Obama Administration, Leon Kaye, Global Climate Fund,

U.S. Pays First $500 Million to Green Climate Fund

This week the Obama administration paid the first installment of its $3 billion commitment to help developing nations tackle climate change risks.
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Policy Points: How Business Can Influence Paid Leave, Taxes and Climate Issues

By Zach Bernstein Voluntary corporate sustainability initiatives and social enterprises are essential but are not game-changers by themselves. In addition, we need laws…
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Oregon’s ‘Cowboy Campers’ Face New Indictment Over Crimes of Violence

Ammon Bundy and his gang of armed thugs face new charges over the Oregon takeover, and his father Cliven is finally called to…
A mercury-scrubber project underway at the Merrimack Station Coal Plant in Bow, New Hampshire, in 2008. The EPA is seeking to further limit mercury emissions from coal plants.

SCOTUS Does a 180, Refuses to Block Environmental Regulations

Four weeks ago, in a highly unusual 5-4 ruling, the Supreme Court imposed a stay on the Clean Power Plan, temporarily blocking progress…
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