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Vermont state legislators have introduced several carbon tax proposals they say will stimulate the economy while giving a much-needed overhaul of the state's outdated tax code.
Zoltan Istvan, a Libertarian candidate for governor of California, wants to provide a universal basic income for all state residents -- and lease out public lands to generate the revenues. Could it work? Would Californians buy in?
Despite a recent court ruling in its favor, California's cap-and-trade program faces an uncertain future -- but legislators are gearing up to extend its lifespan far past 2020.
According to Greenpeace’s chapter in Brazil, two more bills have been introduced that follow other congressional measures seeking to reduce or cancel forest conservation units that had been established in the far northern state of Pará.
The "father" of climate science, James Hansen, recently embraced a proposal by GOP elders to implement a revenue-neutral carbon tax that would pay dividends to every legal resident in the U.S.
Facebook adopted stronger measures against fake accounts as France's presidential election nears. These accounts are often the culprit behind the proliferation of fake news, which regularly dogged this year's campaign in France as it did in the U.S. last year.
Data suggests the fallout over President Donald Trump's travel bans could result in 4.3 million fewer people visiting the U.S. this year -- representing $7.4 billion in lost revenues for the travel sector.
The EPA is asking for public comment on which environmental regulations to axe at the behest of the Donald Trump White House. But that public input could come back to haunt them.
Maryland is the first state in the U.S. to pass legislation that will provide tax credits, not cash rebates, to consumers and businesses that invest in energy storage.
Sixty major brands have pulled their ads from Bill O'Reilly's show in the wake of a sexual harassment scandal. Ratings for the show are up, but the lack of ad money could push him off the air -- and yesterday he announced a mysterious 'vacation.'
The Heartland Institute plans to mail a climate-denial information packet to 200,000 science teachers this year. And educators are pushing back hard at what they described as a climate skeptic manifesto.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions ordered a review of the DOJ’s activities related to police reforms, including investigations, prosecutions, grants, trainings and compliance reviews. Critics say the move will only rekindle mistrust between local communities and police officers.