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What’s the greenest building? The problem with ranking systems

What’s the greenest building? The problem with ranking systems

Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. headquarters has a silver LEED rating. Photo: Jason Mrachina What if there was a building that was so "green" that it was awarded the well-regarded Silver LEED rating? And what if that building housed a company that, among other things, was spreading disinformation about climate science that was undermining public support for climate-change regulations and the U.S. EPA? A fairly basic question would come to mind: Is that building really green? Actually, such a building exists. It's the New York City headquarters of News Corp., where Rupert Murdoch runs an empire that is "set up to deny, deny, deny" the most pressing environmental issue of our time -- climate change -- according to Rolling Stone . The magazine reported last winter that News Corp.'s "Wall Street Journal routinely dismisses climate change as 'an apocalyptic scare,' and Fox News hel...

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