Walmart forced to remove “Made in the U.S.A.” label from website

November 1, 2015 by  
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Walmart has removed “Made in the U.S.A” logos from online product listings after an Federal Trade Commission (FTC) investigation and accusations of consumer deception. Watchdog group Truth in Advertising issued a report this summer saying it found over 100 examples of e-commerce items labeled with Walmart’s “Made in the U.S.A.” logo that weren’t actually made in America or were misleading. After the mega retailer scrubbed its site of U.S.-origin claims, the FTC has decided not to continue its investigation. READ MORE>

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After years of pondering, FTC releases marketers’ Green Guides

October 1, 2012 by  
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After nearly five years of deliberations, the Federal Trade Commission has finally issued revised “Green Guides.”

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Green Burial Group Takes Action Against Greenwashed Deathcare

March 7, 2011 by  
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The Green Burial Council has petitioned the Federal Trade Commission to develop stricter standards for claims of environmentally friendly funeral services as a way of reducing what it says is a plague of greenwashing in the burial business.

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Growth Raises Tough Questions for a Tiny Company

January 26, 2011 by  
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Photo credit: A Girl With Tea / Creative Commons Last week the Federal Trade Commission gave the green light for Coca-Cola to proceed with the purchase of Honest Tea. Acquisitions that exceed $63 million in value require government clearance to make sure the transaction isn’t anticompetitive—if a really big company buys another really big company, there is the potential for consumer choices to be l…

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Dubious Dubai May Have To Demolish See-Through Office Buildings

January 26, 2011 by  
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Image Credit Wikipedia “See-Through” is a real estate development term that originated in Houston in the 80s, when they overbuilt glass skyscrapers that were empty and you could see right through them. Eventually the new buildings filled up as people moved out of the older ones, which were then often demolished; in Dubai, there is no old stuff, just new.

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Today on Planet 100: Test Driving the Nissan LEAF (Video)

January 26, 2011 by  
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The Nissan LEAF is being touted as the first affordable all electric vehicle for the mass market. Released just last month, some 20,000 eager EV drivers have already ordered a one through a unique online reservations program.

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3 Park Rangers, 5 Soldiers in Killed in Gorilla Habitat in Congo

January 26, 2011 by  
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Image: Rachel Cernansky Funeral services were held yesterday for three park rangers and five soldiers who were killed by a rocket-propelled grenade while trying to secure a safe public passage in the Congolese side of Virunga National Park, where the world’s only remaining mountain gorillas call home. … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Steven Chu: Solar Should be 4 Times Cheaper by 2020

January 26, 2011 by  
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Photo: Quest Point Solar Solutions I just got off a conference call with Secretary of Energy Steven Chu , in which he discussed the vision for clean energy President Obama put forth in last night’s State of the Union address. In that speech, Obama proclaimed that this was America’s renewable energy Sputnik moment (a line he took from Chu , actually) — the juncture…

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Aveda and Estee Lauder Find Common Ground on Sustainability

November 3, 2010 by  
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Since Aveda was purchased by Estee Lauder Companies in 1997, the smaller, environmentally-focused personal care company has benefitted from the larger scale of its owner while also influencing Estee Lauder’s sustainability efforts.

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What to Make of the FTC’s New Green Marketing Rules

November 3, 2010 by  
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The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced its highly-anticipated proposed revisions to its Environmental Marketing Guides last month.

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