Gina-Marie Cheeseman

Gina-Marie is a freelance writer and journalist armed with a degree in journalism, and a passion for social justice, including the environment and sustainability. She writes for various websites, and has made the 75+ Environmentalists to Follow list by Mashable.com.

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The Case for Universal Basic Income

“For a long time, we assumed that the poor could not be trusted to make decisions for themselves,” said Michael Faye, co-founder of GiveDirecty, an NGO guaranteeing a basic income to poor Kenyans through direct-cash transfers. “And we sent them goats, and we sent them cows and food stamps and so on. And as it turns out, the poor are quite good at making decisions for themselves.”

Meg Whitman, president and CEO of Hewlett Packard Enterprise, is swimming in a small pool.

Report: C-Suites and Board Rooms Still Lacking in Women

In 2015, the share of incoming female CEOs fell to 2.8 percent, the lowest since 2011. In North America, the news is even worse news — where only one of 87 CEO slots to vacate last year was filled by a woman.

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Explosion at Pemex Oil Plant in Mexico Kills Over 30 People

Pemex, Mexico’s state-owned oil company, is plagued with financial problems. And in yet another failure to ensure worker safety, an explosion at one of its oil facilities claimed 30 lives last week.

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Consumer Pressure is Driving the Cage-Free Egg Trend

This month, two more companies — Walmart and Darden Restaurants — announced plans to make their egg supply chains cage-free. The announcements are indicative of a trend among companies away from battery cages. And consumer pressure is driving the shift, experts told 3p.

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What Peabody’s Bankruptcy Reveals About the Coal Industry

By now you’ve likely heard about Peabody Energy’s bankruptcy filing. It’s been called “a harbinger of the end of the fossil fuel era” and the “most powerful convulsion yet in an industry that’s still waiting for the coal market to bottom out.” But should we really care about the filing, or is this albatross overblown?

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Fossil Fuel Companies Can’t Get Away With Dodgy Climate Dealings

Fossil fuel companies just can’t seem to get away with dodgy dealings when it comes to climate change. Building on prior investigations, a group of 17 attorneys general are now looking into top firms’ backing of climate denial.

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Another Climate Change Denier on Big Coal’s Payroll

Climate change deniers that appear on Fox News often cite the argument that the climate has always changed. When Chris Horner, a lawyer in Washington, D.C., appeared on Fox News in 2014 he said, “Climate changes. It always has. It always will.” But while his faulty conclusions got plenty of air time, his employers were concealed. Until now.

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Another Grocer Commits To Cage-Free Eggs

Minnesota-based Supervalu announced plans to transition to selling 100 percent cage-free eggs at its network of 3,407 stores by 2025 or sooner if possible.

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Reducing Food Waste By Feeding Scraps To Pigs

Taiwan is one of a handful of countries that have institutionalized the practice of feeding food scraps to livestock. About two-third’s of the country’s food waste is fed to its 5.5 million pigs.

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There Really Is a Gender Pay Gap — and It’s Worse Than You Think

Despite the fact that a woman is highly likely to get the presidential nomination for the Democratic party, a gender pay gap still exists. Several recent articles in the New York Times and Los Angeles Times reveal just how widespread and serious is the problem.

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ALEC Takes Aim At Plastic Bag Bans

The Wisconsin state senate just passed a bill that prohibits local communities from banning plastic bags and other types of containers. The funny thing is: It’s strikingly similar to model legislation from the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC).