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Will the Kochs #GiveItBack?

Jul. 30, 2014 / Posted by: Lukas Ross / Categories: Blog, Climate and Energy

Earlier this month, billionaire siblings Charles and David Koch made it publicly clear that they hate subsidies of all kinds -- even the ones they benefit from as oil producers. Although it is refreshing to hear that even oilmen are now against oi...

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Cargill announces new palm oil policy

Jul. 29, 2014 / Posted by: Jeff Conant / Categories: Blog, Oceans and Forests

Cargill, the largest importer of palm oil into the United States, announced today a new palm oil sustainability policy, in response to years of campaigning by civil society groups. This policy adds to the mounting list of similar policies by consu...

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Ten things to know before you take a cruise

Jul. 28, 2014 / Posted by: Jaya Ghosh and Liz Howell / Categories: Blog, Oceans and Forests

It is estimated that almost 22 million people will take a cruise in 2014. While the cruise industry has made a commitment to protect the marine ecosystems and the unique communities they visit, there remains plenty of room for improvement. To hold...

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Nuclear nonsense in House energy bill

Jul. 16, 2014 / Posted by: Katherine Fuchs / Categories: Blog, Climate and Energy

Last week, the House passed the FY15 Energy and Water Appropriations Act, which funds the Department of Energy’s nuclear weapons and power programs. In response, the Office of Management and Budget issued a Statement of Administrative Policy...

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