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January 23, 2017 Business
Elephants perform at Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. (Photo: Becky Phan / Unsplash)

Closing of Ringling Bros. Circus Reflects Changing Attitudes Toward Performance Animals

By: Nick Marinoff

The circus is leaving town. After nearly 150 years in business, the “greatest show on earth,” Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus is “sealing its tent” for good, and...

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January 16, 2017 Business
The tourism dollars these elephants will bring far outweighs the price of their ivory tusks on the black market. (Photo: Roderick Eime / Flickr)

Forget the GDP -- By Focusing on Wildlife Conservation, We Can Maximize Happiness

By: Jedamiah Wolf

We’ve been trying to convince policymakers about the link between wildlife conservation and human wellbeing for a long time,” Beth Allgood, U.S. Country Director for the International Fund for Animal...

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January 11, 2017 Business
In this nursery, Nordmann firs recover for approximately three years before they can be adopted by a new family for another Christmas. (Photo: ASFNN / Valhor)

French Startup Rents Christmas Trees That Are Later Replanted or Recycled


By Laure Hänggi / Translated By Kerstin Trimble To consider Christmas trees more than simple consumables, but rather living beings in their own right – that is the thought behind the concept...

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January 4, 2017 Business
Wind power is surging along with solar. (Photo: Luca Bravo / Unsplash)

Will 2017 Be a Positive Year for Renewable Energy?

By: Nick Marinoff

What’s happening with renewable energy in the United States? It seems solar power can’t make up its mind about being at the top or the bottom, and reactions to renewable...

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December 3, 2016 Business

CalSTRS Green Investments Grow

By: Michael Paparian

The California State Teachers' Retirement System (CalSTRS) has been an international leader in green investments and pushing for corporate accountability on environmental and climate issues. CalSTRS recently released their tenth...

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October 21, 2016 Business
Photo: Whale Watch Kaikōura

Riding The Back of a Whale to Sustainable Prosperity


In the late 1980s, the New Zealand seaside settlement of Kaikōura was in trouble. The economy was in decline, and many jobs had been lost in industries such as fishing,...

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September 30, 2016 Business

Shailene Woodley & Sustainable Companies Honored at 2016 Global Green Awards

By: Pierce Nahigyan

LOS ANGELES - The stars of sustainability and celluloid joined forces last night in the city’s historic Alexandria Ballrooms. Global Green, the U.S. arm of Green Cross International, rolled out...

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September 8, 2016 Business

Documents: How Big Oil Pushed to Make Dakota Access-Style Permitting a New Normal

By: Steve Horn

Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog In the two months leading up to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' decision to issue to the Dakota Access pipeline project an allotment of Nationwide 12 permits (NWP)...

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September 6, 2016 Business

This Trump Aide Stands to Profit from the Dakota Access Pipeline

By: Steve Horn

Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog Continental Resources — the company founded and led by CEO Harold Hamm, energy adviser to Donald Trump's presidential campaign and potential U.S. Secretary of Energy under a Trump presidency —...

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August 15, 2016 Business

How Sustainability Leaders Are Taking on Big Business, and Winning

By: Cameron Phillips

Imagine a reality where the environment and big business are dueling siblings, sustainability the proverbial stepchild to pollution’s firstborn. Both exist despite the other, but the businesses that dare to...

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August 10, 2016 Business

If Norway Can Build a Sustainable Economy, so Can We

By: W. Douglas Smith

Politics and economics influence if and how a nation approaches climate change. It is possible to increase the economy while improving social well-being and providing a sustainable environment. We just...

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August 2, 2016 Business

Summer Festivals: Figuring Sustainability Into the Fun

By: Jedamiah Wolf

It’s summertime, and festivals around the world offer a unique opportunity to explore art, creativity, music and community -- allowing attendees to let loose and live in the moment.   But what's the ecological...

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