February 18, 2014
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Beyond rubber boots and photo ops: Exploring the politics of climate change in the UK

Keen to appear responsive to flooding across the U.K., politicians from across the Westminster divide competed to be seen wading through water in front of cameras. Researchers explore how the politics of climate change has shifted from one of consensus… Continue reading

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September 19, 2013
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What happened to biofuels? Do they have a future?

A few years ago, everybody talked about biofuels. U.S. politicians were particularly enamored with corn ethanol, seeing it as a path to “energy independence” (and probably also a way to shower subsidies on powerful lobbies). Continue reading

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September 12, 2013
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Decades on, bacterium’s discovery feted as paragon of basic science

Over time, the esoteric and sometimes downright strange quests of science have proven easy targets for politicians and others looking for perceived examples of waste in government — and a cheap headline. Continue reading

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August 28, 2013
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Climate Name Change aims to connect deniers to storms

Calling it the Climate Name Change, 350 is encouraging people to name Hurricanes after the politicians that deny the real world consequences of global warming. Continue reading

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July 2, 2013
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Mark Bittman: Let’s Not Braise the Planet

What would it take for politicians to govern for the best interests of future generations? Mark Bittman imagines a “democracy across space, time and class.” Continue reading

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June 26, 2013
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Helping many people boosts social standing more than helping many times

A business may build a better reputation as a good corporate citizen by donating $100,000 to 10 charities, as opposed to $1 million to one charity, suggested anthropologists. Contrary to earlier assumptions in theoretical biology, new research found th… Continue reading

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June 10, 2013
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The way we work has changed; how do governments adapt?

One Canadian politician is trying to make life better for freelance nation. Should US politicians follow? Continue reading

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May 13, 2013
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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s support for Keystone XL gets dislike from Elon Musk, Sierra Club, 350.org

Helping provide politicians with political cover to more easily make controversial decisions is not an uncommon tactic among activists, but doing so by supporting environmentally-damaging policies was too much for Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk. Continue reading

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April 23, 2013
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Greenpeace Campaign Calls for Energized, “Badass” Politicians to Fight CO2

An animated campaign video from Greenpeace delivers gobs of computerized ultra-violence, but for a cause. Continue reading

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September 21, 2011
by Apollo Gonzales
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A Moving Planet

Apollo Gonzales, Director of Social Advocacy, DC
When I was a kid and things became too fast paced or stressful for me I would go outside, take off my shoes, and stand with my bare feet on whatever piece of earth was nearest me. I don’t… Continue reading

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July 6, 2011
by Matilda Lee
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Activism special Just Do It: the story of modern-day outlaws

A new film launching on July 15th gives an in-depth look inside the clandestine world of environmental direct action. ‘Taking tea is what the British do whenever they are in a difficult circumstance’, says Marina Pepper, obsessive tea maker, community … Continue reading

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May 30, 2011
by Kaid Benfield
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Memorial Day, considered

Kaid Benfield, Director, Sustainable Communities & Smart Growth, Washington, DC For most of us, Memorial Day is the unofficial start of summer, maybe a time to go to the beach.  In many years, it’s been that way for me.
But not this year. &nb… Continue reading

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