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United Nations Nominates Next Secretary-General

Are the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals Doomed?

On Sept. 25, more than 150 world leaders will convene at the United Nations headquarters in New York City to formally adopt an…
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Policy Points: Government Shutdown Would Be a Job-Killer

535 Americans returned from a month-long vacation recently, only to find they had a month to avoid something that could cost the economy…
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The Endowment Economy

Most endowments are the result of wealthy individuals setting aside money for a particular cause or set of causes. Or, in the case…
When it comes to water and fracturing, it’s all about location and time.

The Clean Power Plan: What’s Water Got To Do With It?

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s new Clean Power Plan has been heralded as a major step toward a low-carbon economy in the United…
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Seafood Companies Bolster the President’s Fight Against IUU Fishing

Last year, the Obama administration set its sights on preserving America’s seafood and the global supply chain by launching a task force to…
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Scooping Up Diplomacy: The ‘Invisible’ Ambassadors of Summer

University students like Anel, Mavutho and Umar are participating in the U.S. Department of State Exchange Visitor Program, which provides more than 80,000…
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Choose Between Prosperity and Sustainability: Both?

By greening economic growth, we can create prosperity and wealth -- while also safeguarding our environment and our climate, argues Li Yong, director…
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How A Carbon Tax Can Win Bipartisan Support

The advocacy group Washington Carbon is attempting to add a carbon tax to the 2016 Washington State ballot. The initiative would tax fossil…
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Report: Curb Carbon Emissions or Grow Money Trees

Citibank's new report says investing in low-carbon energy now would save everyone $1.8 trillion. In contrast, if everyone sits on the couch, eats…
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3p Weekend: 10 Companies With Sensible Gun Policies

With the wave of violent gun crimes that have rocked the country in recent years, some companies are beginning to approach gun policies…
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New Labor Ruling: What Does It Mean for Small Business Contractors?

By tweaking what defines a "joint employer," the National Labor Relations Board has made sweeping changes to what steps unions can take in…
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Toxic Lead: Nestle’s $100M Pot of Troubles in India

The Maggi brand is big business for Nestle, especially in India, where it is considered the go-to, inexpensive staple for many households. But…
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Canadian Prime Minister’s Photo Gaffe Highlights Spotty Conservation Record

Using the wrong picture to go with an ad concerning wild salmon habitat restoration shouldn’t be that big of a deal, right? If…
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Is That Grouper on Your Plate? Seafood Fraud Hits Diners Hard

For decades, sushi fanatics could relax in knowing their carp was mercury-free and fresh. Now, the "fruits of the sea" are not what…
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The Political Balancing Game: Obama Okays Arctic Drilling

Why did President Obama give the green flag to arctic drilling in the Chukchi Sea? And what does it mean for the environment?…