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The Childhood Smoking Epidemic in Indonesia

In the 80’s I would always see an ad of a cowboy smoking a cigarette with the sunset behind him.  I learned that…
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Augusta, Georgia: A Green Masters Jacket for the City?

By Martin Melaver Here’s a quiet story in the making. Two historic, predominantly African American neighborhoods in Augusta, Georgia (Laney Walker & Bethlehem)…
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Right Wing Groups Play the Energy Reliability Card to Oppose EPA MACT Rule

Four right-wing and right-leaning anti-big government groups contend the EPA is “abusing” air-quality laws because the agency’s MACT (maximum achievable control technology) utility…

American Green Vehicle IP Goes to China

Though we have all become accustomed to China as a major net exporter of goods to global markets in recent years, in the…
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Why We Need to Create Jobs that Fill Workers with Pride and Enthusiasm

This article argues for not only creating jobs, but also more sustainable, meaningful and rewarding jobs that imbue a sense of mission.

What Should A Sustainable Political Party Advocate?

By Inder Comar In the US we’re still more than a year away from the next federal election, but campaign news is already…
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Deadline on CA Supply Chain Transparency: Does Your Company Need to Act?

Think that California SB657 doesn't apply to your company? This post clears up misconceptions as to who is required to disclose and suggests…
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Must-Read Energy Efficiency Reports for Your Summer Reading List

Two excellent building energy efficiency reports were released last month. The first is from the Environmental Defense Fund entitled Show Me the Money:…
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Detroit: Stakeholder Power at Work

The reporting on Detroit seems to be shifting away from the narrative of the once great American City disintegrating into a burned out…
Keep GE Salmon Off Our Dinner Plates!

Op Ed: Congress Ramps Up Opposition to Genetically Engineered Fish

The Food & Drug Administration could let industry pressure overrule common sense any day now by allowing genetically modified (GE) salmon to be…
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Fare Trade: Lifetime Bus Pass for Your Car

For some a lifetime trolley-bus pass might sound like the third-place prize in a contest where $1 million goes to the first-place winner.…
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Markets at Risk of a “Carbon Bubble”; Fossil Fuel Reserves, Companies Way Overvalued

A "carbon" bubble exists and massive misallocation of capital is taking place in world financial markets as fossil fuel reserves and the shares…
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Building Bicycle Infrastructure Creates Jobs, Studies Find

While the economy remains in the doldrums and job growth continues to stutter, the bicycle industry, at least, seems to have recovered from…
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The US Way: Workers Produce More, Earn Less = Company Profit

This post is part of a series on Stakeholder Engagement sponsored by Jurat Software. Mother Jones talks about the “dirty secret” of the…

GM Boss Wants Gasoline Tax Hike – Is This Good Policy To Meet Fuel Efficiency Goals?

The Detroit News reported last week that General Motors CEO, Dan Akerson, would like to see the federal gasoline tax boosted by as…