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Sustainability’s Influence on Stock Value

Political discourse over sustainability, in the USA, always seems to debate this single notion: that implementing sustainability initiatives – whether those are to…
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Give to Get: US Eyes Brazilian Oil

By Elizabeth Dolge    No doubt Obama made many fans during his visit to Brazil last weekend, charming government officials and citizens alike. …
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HR 910 Would Threaten California’s Clean Energy Economy and More

In the battle to rebuild California’s economy and create jobs, we certainly do not have a friend in Fred Upton (R-MI), the new…
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Chinese Grid Connectivity Lets Wind Lag

China’s installed wind capacity is the second largest in the World, and their growth rates continue to dwarf those of developed nations. Yet…
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Lord Anthony Giddens: The Four Mistakes of Green Growth

The Economist wrote in March 2010 that climate change doubters are right when they state that uncertainties are rife in climate science, but…
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Pecan Growers Blame Coal-Fired Plant For Killing Their Crops

By Dominick DalSanto Harvey Hayek owns what was once a very prosperous Pecan orchard in Ellinger, TX. At one time it contained over…

Spruced Down: Going to the Mountaintop and Saving It

A 12-year battle with Big Coal over the future of one of the largest West Virginia mountaintop removal coal mines was resolved this…
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Let’s Talk Smart Growth

Hailing from a religiously and ethnically homogeneous suburb in the south, I’ve always viewed the relative lack of diversity in my upbringing as…
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Enviro Group Battles to Halt Offshoring of Carbon Pollution

A broad coalition of conservation and clean energy groups, including Earthjustice, the Washington Environmental Council and The Sierra Club want to stop a…

Bipolar Bipartisanship Kills Climate Panel

Heads in the sand, or more properly, in the ozone. Choking off the House climate change committee is not a big surprise but…

Regulators Pull a Bait-and-Switch on Green Chemistry Initiative in California

By Renee Sharp, Environmental Working Group In September 2008, California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger celebrated the signing of two bills (AB 1879 and SB…
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The Limits of Ethical Consumption

Anne McCaig, CEO of Cafedirect, said in an interview by the Guardian that ethical consumption has its limits. “At the end of the…
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India: From Dirty Fuels to Clean and Green in 60 Seconds?

By Suzanne York As a nation of 1.1 billion people and growing, with a robust economy, India is a crucial player on the…

EPA: Blowing Big Coal’s Top on Mountaintop Coal Mining

If it were ever possible or even realistic to put the words Appalachia and victory in the same sentence, this might be one…
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MIT/CoLab Contest: Crowdsourcing for Climate Change

There’s new meaning to being part of the climate change solution if MIT and the Climate CoLab online community can leverage their crowdsourcing…