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FCC Moves to Further Deregulate Media Ownership

FCC Moves to Further Deregulate Media Ownership

FCC Moves to Further Deregulate Media Ownership

The FCC voted 3-2 today to relax media ownership rules, allowing the same company to control both a newspaper and a television or radio station in the top 20 markets. The heavily contested ruling was a compromise of sorts, as some commission members—including chairman Kevin Martin—have pushed for a plan that would allow ownership of radio, television and newspaper outlets in all markets.

December 18, 2007

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Give the Gift of Carbon Offsets

Give the Gift of Carbon Offsets

If like most people around this time of year, you're running out of time and gift ideas and someone on your list cares as much for the environment as you do, you may want to consider a carbon offset gift card from Terrapass.

December 17, 2007

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Ethical Corporation Magazine Releases Greenwasher Awards

Ethical Corporation Magazine Releases Greenwasher Awards

As the Corporate Social Responsibility Officer has become a mainstay in Fortune 500 boardrooms of late, so too has the greenwash. Executives and public relations firms are constantly teaming up to unfurl disastrously misguided projects and marketing strategies, all in an effort to look green without having to actually change anything about the way their business runs.

December 17, 2007

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Enterprise, Alamo, National Offer Carbon-Offsetting on Car Rentals

Enterprise, Alamo, National Offer Carbon-Offsetting on Car Rentals

If renting cars is a routine venture for you or an occasional vacation adventure, take a look at Enterprise Rent-a-Car for some more climate change oriented renting. The rental car company recently signed with carbon-emission-offsetting TerraPass to give car renters the option (extra $1.25) to offset their rental car carbon exhausts with greenhouse gas-reducing project—such as wind or solar energy farms. Enterprise, in a new move for large companies, is also going to match renter’s offsets dollar for dollar next year (up to $1 million). As the new owners of Alamo and National car rentals, Enterprise is giving the same offer in those rental companies.

December 17, 2007

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Five Top Supermarkets Sued for False Organic Labeling

Five Top Supermarkets Sued for False Organic Labeling

Five of the nations largest food retailers face suit over the mislabeling of supposedly "organic" milk sold in their stores. Wal-Mart, Target, Safeway, Costco, and Wild Oats have all been named in the suits, which follow eight other lawsuits filed in different states against Aurora Organic Dairy, the supplier of the milk.

December 14, 2007

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