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July 22, 2016 Business
If more people move into unsustainable cities, resource consumption will increase, meaning urbanization could lead to near certain disaster.

Unsustainable Cities Are Bankrupting the Planet’s Resources

By: Nithin Coca

In 2007, humanity passed a historic milestone. For the first time ever, more people lived in urban environments – namely, cities – than in rural areas. Since then, the trend...

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July 21, 2016 Business

Governor Brown Hopes Cap and Trade Will Live Up to the Hype

By: Cameron Phillips

For those of us who don’t speak economics as a native language, California’s extensive cap and trade program tends to arouse one of three reactions: support, apathy and suspicion. We...

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July 11, 2016 Business

We Need to Do These 3 Things to Scale Up Renewables in Transport

By: Adnan Amin

“The Week that Electric Vehicles Went Mainstream” was the headline of a recent blog posted by Tesla Motors. Just one week before, the company began taking reservations for its long-awaited consumer-priced...

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June 25, 2016 Business

Volkswagen Greens Up Its Business Strategy

By: Jedamiah Wolf

Volkswagen just laid out an environmentally-friendly roadmap that it hopes will clean up its tarnished image from the diesel emissions scandal and put it at the forefront of the fast...

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June 23, 2016 Business

Meet the Shadow Lobby Behind Lawsuit Overturning BLM Fracking Regulations on Public Lands

By: Steve Horn

Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog In a ruling on the Obama Administration's proposed regulations of hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") on U.S. public lands, U.S. District Court for the District of Wyoming Judge Scott Skavdahl...

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June 23, 2016 Business

Elon Musk Wants to Merge Tesla and SolarCity

By: Jedamiah Wolf

Tesla’s board of directors formally offered to purchase SolarCity’s outstanding shares and create the first vertically integrated solar power, energy storage and electric transport company.  Elon Musk, the founder and...

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June 21, 2016 Business

Trader Joe's to Reduce Emissions From 453 Stores

By: Monica Heger

The national grocery store chain Trader Joe's has agreed to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases from its refrigeration equipment in 453 stores. The company agreed to the reductions as part...

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June 19, 2016 Business

These Big Banks Are Betting Against Humanity's Future

By: Jedamiah Wolf

Big banks back coal, oil and gas extractions with billions of dollars in financing every year. The 2016 $horting the Climate report exposes the holdings of the world’s largest privately-operated...

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June 18, 2016 Business

Global Supply Chains Are Threatened by Climate Change

By: Jedamiah Wolf

Climate change affects people and the environment the world over. However, the financial community has been slow to respond to climate risk. In fact, a recent study shows that global...

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June 15, 2016 Business

TransMexico: Keystone XL Owner Wins Bid For Underwater Gulf Gas Pipeline

By: Steve Horn

Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog TransCanada, owner of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline currently being contested in federal court and in front of a North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) legal panel,...

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June 15, 2016 Business

Bankrupt Peabody Funded Climate Change Denial, and Citigroup Helped

By: Jedamiah Wolf

Bankruptcy protection filings from the world’s largest private coal company, Peabody Energy, recently revealed a mine of funding for climate denial advocacy. The coal company financed dozens of organizations working to...

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June 15, 2016 Business

World’s Largest Private Coal Company Funded Dozens of Climate Denial Groups

By: Nick Marinoff

Man-made climate change is taking place on a regular basis. Of course, not everyone wants the news out. If enough people truly believed that fossil fuels were contributing to global...

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June 13, 2016 Business

Documents: An MSNBC 'Lean Forward' to Promote Fracking

By: Steve Horn

Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog Cable TV network MSNBC has made headlines in recent days for apparently moving away from its "Lean Foward" progressive brand, catering instead to a more center-to-right-leaning crowd. "People might...

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June 10, 2016 Business

EnergyNet: Public Lands Online Auctions For Oil/Gas May Be Industry-Owned, Run

By: Steve Horn

Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog If the recent past serves as prologue, then online leasing of oil and gas on U.S. federal lands may resemble the proverbial fox guarding the hen house,...

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June 10, 2016 Business

IRENA’s Adnan Z. Amin: “Renewable Energy Looks Like a Very Smart Business Decision”

By: Nithin Coca

A Q&A With IRENA’s Director-General, Adnan Z. Amin The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has, since its formation in 2009, pushed for the adoption and sustainable use of renewable energy...

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June 10, 2016 Business

New Green Revenues Model Can Help Investors Track Sustainable Corporations

By: Jedamiah Wolf

Nearly 2,500 Publicly Traded Companies Profit From Eco-Friendly Operations Companies around the world increasingly acknowledge the growing role that sustainability initiatives play in business strategies. However, corporate executive are struggling...

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June 6, 2016 Business

Corporations Acknowledge Sustainability but Grapple With Monetization

By: Jedamiah Wolf

Corporate professionals are acknowledging the role of sustainability in business. The recently published 2016 State of Responsible Business Report, which surveyed more than 2,000 professional around the world, found that...

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June 3, 2016 Business

How to Get Decision-Makers to Invest in Nature

By: Mark Tercek

Show us the data. That's what I hear almost every time I work with decision-makers. Governments and businesses aren't going to invest in conservation without data showing the effectiveness of...

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