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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 5, 2016 Climate & Energy

Climate Change and the Syrian Refugee Crisis-- What's the Connection?

By: Texas Tech Climate Science Center

Since 2006, record-breaking drought has plagued Syria—with devastating consequences for their agriculture and the people who depend on it. The government hasn’t helped: it actually made it harder for the...

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September 1, 2016 Uncategorized

As Native Americans Protest Pipeline, Senator Invests in Oil Wells Named After Them

By: Steve Horn

Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog U.S. Senator John Hoeven (R-ND) recently came out in support of the Dakota Access pipeline, the hotly contested Energy Transfer Partners-owned pipeline envisioned to move oil obtained via hydraulic fracturing...

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February 18, 2016 Climate & Energy

Scalia, Shmalia: Corporate Front Groups Helped Win Supreme Court Stay of Obama Clean Power Plan

By: Steve Horn

Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog On February 9, just days before the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, the U.S. Supreme Court granted a stay freezing President Barack Obama's Clean Power Plan...

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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 10, 2016 Climate & Energy

National and International Regenerative Agriculture Advocacy Groups Announce Support for Vermont Regenerative Farm Certification Bill

By: Kiss the Ground

Vermont Bill Would Establish the Nation's First Program for Certifying Regenerative Farms. Los Angeles, California - (Wednesday, Feb 10) Kiss the Ground and Regeneration International today announced support for Vermont's...

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January 27, 2016 Environment

What the Flint Water Crisis & the BEACH Act Have in Common

By: Surfrider Foundation

One of the core functions of government is to provide for public safety.   Unfortunately, in recent weeks the entire country has been witness to the absolute breakdown of this...

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December 23, 2015 Climate & Energy

COP21 - The Deal Is Done

By: Michael Paparian

COP21 - The Deal is Done The COP21 climate deal is done and it provides a very strong foundation for addressing climate change. I spent the past two weeks watching...

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December 23, 2015 Business

California Green Finance Programs Praised by U.S. DOE

By: Michael Paparian

Innovative California green finance programs are praised in a new U S Department of Energy report on innovative "Energy Investment Partnerships" (EIPs). The report, “Energy Investment Partnerships: How State and...

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December 16, 2015 Climate & Energy

International Climate Initiative–and Hope–Emerges at COP21

By: Kiss the Ground

While the world focused on a deal to reduce emissions, another international initiative was quietly signed at the Paris climate conference, highlighting a critical but little known climate solution: soil....

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September 9, 2015 Climate & Energy

"Clean Coal" - This Hydra Needs to Die

By: Michael Paparian

Presidential Candidates Promote Damaging Energy Source In Greek mythology, the Hydra is a creature that belches poison gas and sprays caustic blood when injured. And, every time you try to...

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August 14, 2015 Business

Mapping California Climate Investments

By: Michael Paparian

California is the leading sub-national government in the world in climate solution investments. Using Cap and Trade revenues and other resources, California climate spending includes research and development, financial incentives...

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