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Closing the Loop

By sharing waste and resources -- participating in an ecosystem rather than a survival of the fittest -- companies can save money and drastically reduce their environmental footprints. But doing so requires subverting the traditional corporate mindset. More »

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White House Rebrands the "BP Oil Spill"

A White House briefing on the Gulf Coast oil spill, which is five times more aggressive than previously thought, laid the blame squarely on the oil company's shoulders. More »

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California Unveils "Plan B"

With the climate changing, Arnold Schwarzenegger wants to be ready. And he's got a 200-page strategy. More »

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Cape Wind is a Go

After nine years of controversy and heated negotiations, U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announced that the Cape Wind project is set to launch. More »

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If All Else Fails, Set the Ocean on Fire

Attempts to control the Gulf Coast oil spill have reached desperate levels, threatening both wildlife and the chances of a comprehensive climate bill. More »

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