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April 12, 2016 Business

Is Apple Becoming the Biggest Energy-Conscious Company in the World?

By: Nick Marinoff

Once upon a time, if you thought of companies that were “energy efficient,” Apple wasn’t likely to come to mind. In 2011, the company was given the uninspiring title of...

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April 7, 2016 Business

Everybody and Their Grandma Wants a Tesla Model 3

By: Planet Editor

On Thursday, electric car company Tesla announced that it had received enough pre-orders for its Model 3 to qualify for the “biggest one-week launch of any product ever.” At the...

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April 4, 2016 Business

What Happens When China Joins the Circular Economy?

By: Doug Woodring

Plastic, China and How to Drive Your Brand into the Circular Economy As our seafood gets overfished, and with a growing global population that consumes many more products and plastic,...

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March 23, 2016 Business

Electric vs. Hydrogen Cars: All the Facts in One Handy Infographic

By: Guest Author

The Battle to Fuel the Future of Cars The best and brightest minds in the automotive world are going head to head to decide how you will power your car...

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March 22, 2016 Business

Teaching Babies How to Walk (and Helping the Planet Along the Way)

By: Planet Editor

If you’ve ever spent time watching over a baby that’s learning how to walk, you’re familiar with the queer mix of terror and pride that it inspires. And, depending on...

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March 7, 2016 Business

Studies: Fracking Supply Chain a Climate Disaster, Won't Uplift Communities

By: Steve Horn

Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog Two recent studies further call into question the oil and gas industry's claims of the climate benefits and community benefits of hydraulic fracturing ("fracking"). Photo Credit: Wikimedia...

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February 16, 2016 Business

Why We Must Protect the Atlantic

By: Chad Nelsen

Co-written with Paul Naude, VISSLA CEO and board member of the Surf Industry Manufacturer’s Association There is no contesting the fact that oil spills cause catastrophic damage. The BP Deepwater...

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February 9, 2016 Business

First Company to Export US Crude Oil Now Exporting Iran's Oil

By: Steve Horn

Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog Proponents of lifting the U.S. crude oil export ban trumpeted the rhetorical question that since U.S. geopolitical rival Iran can export its oil, why can't the United States? But...

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February 4, 2016 Business

Senator Sheldon Whitehouse: "Fossil Fuel Money Is Polluting Our Democracy"

By: Steve Horn

Cros-Posted from DeSmogBlog As the U.S. presidential race dominates the media, it is easy to forget that both chambers of the U.S. Congress are currently in session. The U.S. Senate...

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February 2, 2016 Business

Leonardo DiCaprio to Produce Climate-pocalypse YA Film

By: Planet Editor

On Monday, the Hollywood Reporter announced that actor and environmentalist Leonardo DiCaprio will produce a film adaptation of The Sandcastle Empire, an as-yet unpublished Young Adult (YA) novel. [caption id="attachment_16536"...

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January 28, 2016 Business

Former CEO of Chesapeake Energy Can't Wait to Frack Argentina

By: Steve Horn

Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog Aubrey McClendon, the embattled former CEO and co-founder of Chesapeake Energy, has announced his entrance into Argentina to begin hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") in the country's Vaca Muerta Shale...

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January 27, 2016 Business

Policy Is Essential to a Circular Economy

By: 5 Gyres Institute

While we’re still celebrating the Federal Microbead Free Waters Act, signed by the president in the last days of 2015, this report from the World Economic Forum (WEF), the Plastic...

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January 22, 2016 Business

Building a Legacy of Good: Dell’s Sustainable Revolution

By: Pierce Nahigyan

The Tech Revolution Has a Trashy Secret Since the invention of the integrated circuit in 1958, electronic technology has become indispensable to modern life. Personal computers, mobile phones and a...

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January 21, 2016 Business

That Cowboy Is No Economist, or Be Careful What You Wish for, Mr. Bundy

By: Peter Banner

The standoff in Oregon between the Bundys and their adherents and the federal, state and local authorities and citizenry, is ridiculous at best, and demonstrates the total lack of understanding...

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January 19, 2016 Business

Leaked EPA Document Showing Water Contamination Could Be Smoking Gun in Federal Lawsuit

By: Steve Horn

Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog A PowerPoint presentation obtained from a source and published by DeSmog in August 2013 has made its way into a major hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") related legal case, which is...

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January 4, 2016 Business

Sociopathic Economics: Can We Afford a Non-Sustainable Future?

By: W. Douglas Smith

Humanity comprises the dominant bio-geophysical force on Earth. Every aspect of human society, culture, economy and politics impacts the environment and planetary systems. We are leaving the mild and stable...

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January 3, 2016 Business

Emails Call Into Question Thoroughness of Fracked Gas Export Terminal Permitting Process

By: Steve Horn

Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog Emails and documents obtained by DeSmog reveal that the U.S. Department of Trade has actively promoted and facilitated  business deals for the liquefied natural gas (LNG) industry and export...

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January 3, 2016 Business

Obama's Oily Christmas Gift: Faster Pipeline Approvals

By: Steve Horn

Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog Just over a week before the U.S. signed the Paris climate agreement at the conclusion of the COP21 United Nations summit, President Barack Obama signed a bill...

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