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The 'Fight for 15' movement, which seeks a national $15 minimum wage, is gaining traction across the nation -- and city governments are boosting wages. What can business do to help?

Policy Points: How Business Can Address Chemical Safety, Minimum Wage and Student Debt

Farsighted business leaders already implement sustainability initiatives and operate social enterprises. But protecting their businesses and the public from others’ unfair corporate practices…
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Big Pharma Blocks Heroin Vaccine, Cites Insufficient Profits

Professor Kim Janda, director of the Wirm Insitute of Medicine, published his research into a vaccine that could stop heroin addiction in its…
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Presumptive Democratic Nominee Hillary Clinton Issues Challenge To Kochs, ALEC, Bundys

Presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton is wasting no time going after ALEC, the Koch brothers, Cliven Bundy, and Ammon Bundy all at once.
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Intel Just Can’t Quit Anti-Climate Groups … Yet

Tech giant Intel has staked out a leadership position on climate change, but last week the company also reaffirmed its commitment to two…
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Can India Meet Its Ambitious Solar Targets?

India plans to increase solar power capacity to 100 gigawatts (GW) by 2022 — five times higher than its previous target. The question…
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Silicon Valley Company to Experiment with Basic Incomes

As Switzerland prepares to vote on the adoption of a guaranteed universal basic income, startup accelerator Y Combinator will run a basic-income experiment…
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Can A Company Be Green If It Is Damaging Human Health?

Newsweek ranked Coca-Cola as the ninth greenest company in the world, based on practices like pioneering bioplastic bottles. But one has to wonder…
A new interactive map from the World Resources Institute enables users to click on a state to see renewable energy options and related utility offerings. If states are not tracking what neighboring states and others are doing, this will also help them do that. (Click to expand interactive features.)

Big Power Users Can Shop for Renewables Starting Here

A new interactive map from the World Resources Institute shows where heavy energy users (read: companies) can buy renewable electricity. The state-by-state map…
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Map Shows Where Fossil Fuels Should Stay in the Ground

We know that we need to keep the vast majority of fossil fuels in the ground in order to limit global warming to…
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Can Athletics Change the Perception of Cannabis?

Marijuana use is still an offense within the world of professional sports; just about every professional league or athletics association says cannabis is…
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Insurance Companies Made Millions on Hurricane Sandy

A year-long NPR investigation reveals that many citizens who lost their homes during Hurricane Sandy insist they were shortchanged on claim payouts --…
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What Other Cities Can Learn From San Fran’s New Solar Law

As of Jan. 1, all new buildings in San Francisco measuring 10 stories or fewer must include a rooftop solar installation. What can…
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Transparency Can Help Developing Countries Implement the Paris Agreement

At the climate talks in Bonn, Germany, governments and civil-society groups announced a transparency initiative to help developing countries meet their climate goals.
Food Policy Action Education Fund (FPA-EF) co-founder and Chef Tom Colicchio (R) presents Representative Chellie Pingree (D-ME) with a petition asking Congress to enact smart food waste reduction policies that will create thousands of jobs, alleviate hunger and conserve energy and resources during a day of action on Capitol Hill to educate lawmakers on food waste reduction in the American food systemon Capitol Hill on May 25, 2016 in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Larry French/Getty Images for Food Policy Action Education Fund)

Top Chefs Urge Congress To Take Action On Food Waste

On Wednesday, the Food Policy Action Education Fund and its co-founder, celebrity chef Tom Colicchio, walked the halls of Congress to spur action…
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Obama Touts Hip-Hop in Suppressed Vietnam

A female Vietnamese rapper asked the president about how important arts and culture — and hip-hop specifically — is to promoting a strong…