Environment and Health

A Field Day for Fracking

A Field Day for Fracking

U.S. and EU negotiators recently began a new round of negotiations on the Transatlantic Free Trade Agreement. Because the talks are happening behind closed doors, the public is left largely in the dark about the nature of the discussions over a deal also known as the...

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Giving Our Kids a Fighting Chance

Giving Our Kids a Fighting Chance

As dire warnings from climate scientists continue to escalate and extreme weather events become increasingly common, the Obama administration's new proposal to cut carbon pollution from existing power plants couldn't be more important or timely. The Environmental...

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A Gust of Nuclear-Powered Hot Air

A Gust of Nuclear-Powered Hot Air

Have you heard how nuclear power is a low-carbon solution that could ratchet down climate change? Even former Environmental Protection Agency chief Carol Browner is touting the industry for its supposed reliability, low-cost, and diminutive carbon footprint. For...

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Samsung’s Broken Apology App

Samsung’s Broken Apology App

Sometimes, corporate chieftains actually step forward to apologize for the abuse they inflict on workers, consumers, communities, and the environment. The word "sometimes" makes such apologies seem more common than they are. "Once in a blue moon" is more like it....

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Koch Brothers Rev Up High-Octane Hypocrisy

Koch Brothers Rev Up High-Octane Hypocrisy

Hypothetical conundrums can provide valuable learning experiences for students of corporate management and ethics. Consider this one: Suppose you're a corporate chieftain who's a free-enterprise fundamentalist, despising government regulation, taxation, and...

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Take a Hike! No, Really

Take a Hike! No, Really

For the first decade that I suffered from severe and almost daily migraines, I didn't consider them a gift. Yet, in a way — a very painful one — they are. My headaches began setting me apart from the rest of society at the age of 15. Back in 1996, my brother got a...

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Paying for the Climate Change Pivot

Paying for the Climate Change Pivot

We only have a few decades to deal with climate change. If humanity fails to cut back dramatically on carbon emissions by 2050, according to an alarming new UN report, our planet may warm past the point of our ability to fix the problem. Given global dependence on...

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Meanwhile, the War on Tobacco Limps Ahead

Meanwhile, the War on Tobacco Limps Ahead

Smoking isn't in the news much these days, but maybe it should be. Nearly half a million Americans still die from it each year. As the leading preventable cause of death in our country, tobacco kills way more people than guns, car accidents, and drug overdoses...

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