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Young girl holds up hammer as she uses it to break rocks in front of her

US Customs and Border Protection monitors imports to curb products made by forced labor

Five years ago, Congress cleared the way for CBP to fight forced labor. Now CBP and advocates are trying to figure out how to do it, starting with sanctions and bans.

US Customs and Border Protection monitors imports to curb products made by forced labor
A 1795 logbook from the slave ship called the Mary is on display at Georgetown University Library.

A slave ship’s logbook from 1795 reveals harrowing details of the middle passage

A slave ship’s logbook from 1795 reveals harrowing details of the middle passage
Under a new carbon offset program that is gaining popularity in Congress, oil and gas companies — and other manufacturers of products involving — fossil fuel would have to pay $40 for every ton of carbon emitted into the atmosphere.

New carbon offset program may have the bipartisan support it needs on Capitol Hill

New carbon offset program may have the bipartisan support it needs on Capitol Hill
President Trump caused headlines after referring to group of Latino immigrants as "animals" on Wednesday. He said he was only referring to members of the gang MS-13.

President Trump’s ‘animals’ comment points to a dark history of using dehumanizing language

President Trump’s ‘animals’ comment points to a dark history of using dehumanizing language
On Dec. 19, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a plan for the state’s common retirement fund to completely decarbonize its entire portfolio.

Big money is backing out of fossil fuel industry, moving into greener alternatives

Big money is backing out of fossil fuel industry, moving into greener alternatives
The World

There's Probably More Plastic Trash in the Oceans Than We Even Thought

We knew there was a lot of plastic trash floating on the surface of the world's oceans. We didn't know that there was a whole lot more below it.

There's Probably More Plastic Trash in the Oceans Than We Even Thought