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What on Earth

American politicians have one view of economic success: the free market and environmental deregulation. This is the system, they say, take it or leave it.
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Power hungry

What on Earth

Energy companies should not have a seat at the environmental table. For them, profit comes before the environment’s well-being.
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Invest in the environment

UNIVERSITY ISSUES: In addition to moving is funds to sustainable investments, the university should gradually divest from fossil fuel companies.

On Wednesday, the UC Board of Regents refrained from taking the stance that many universities and other investors have: divesting from fossil fuel companies.
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Two Steps Forward

I know and care about many people whose closed-mindedness is hurting or killing them. Parents of close friends refuse to change their fat- and sugar-laden diets, even after diagnoses of heart problems or diabetes. Every single smoker I know is aware of how damaging the habit is, but most never
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Gas stickers are not enough

On Thursday, the city of Berkeley’s Community Environmental Advisory Commission voted to move forward with a mandate for labels on gas pumps explaining that fuel usage produces greenhouse gas emissions and contributes to climate change. A letter from the president of the petroleum association was immediately presented, claiming that such
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