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Google’s visit to Congress was a powerful reminder of who is really influencing our lives and culture.

When it comes to controlling the workings of the digital world, Congress is pretty much helpless.

(Google CEO Sundar Pichai /Photo by Sam Churchill/Flickr)

Congress brought Google to Washington and quickly learned who is really in charge.

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Adidas is making 11 million shoes out of recycled ocean plastic.

The demand for these shoes has blown away expectations.

Update: Adidas announced they will create 11 million new shoes using recycled plastic that has been pulled from our planet’s oceans.

It’s morning. Another picture-perfect day by the sea. You lace up your new running shoes. Stepping into the crisp, bright day, you fill your lungs with air. Soon, you’re at the beach, hitting your stride.

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There’s something about Lando.

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Here’s Why LED Lights Might Be The Next Bright Idea On Climate Change

More artificial light, more energy used. But LEDs are changing the equation right when savings are needed most.

In with the new. Photo by Airman 1st Class Jonathan Olds/U.S. Air Force.

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Here’s How One Campus Is Crushing America’s College Dropout Rate

The breakthroughs haven’t come at the cost of the — they’ve strengthened it.

Room to reflect. Photo by JayIngram11/Wikimedia Commons.

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There’s No Longer A Financial Reason Why We Shouldn’t Be Using Clean Energy

Last year, new research showed clean energy gains can go far beyond cuts in carbon. Now regulations are moving too.

Are fossil fuels vanishing over the horizon? Photo by Patrick Emerson/Flickr.

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