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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Trump Can’t Derail Paris Climate Agreement

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump says he would renegotiate the U.N. global climate deal, or at least America’s role in it. Meanwhile, Trump International applied for permits to build a sea wall to protect one of his golf courses from “global warming and its effects.”

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Airbnb Hit With Racial Discrimination Suit

Is Airbnb allowing hosts to discriminate against potential guests based on their race? A recently filed lawsuit alleges that it does.

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Hard Rock Cafe London Cuts Food Waste With a Digester

The Hard Rock Cafe in London — which houses an Eric Clapton guitar and one of Madonna’s credit cards — is turning to tech to address its food waste problem. The iconic restaurant installed the Eco-Safe food waste digester by BioHiTech Global to cut costs and divert organic material from local landfills. The food waste digester not only … Continued

When workers rise to low-level management, they are often transition to a salary pay structure. For many workers, this means working 50 hours a week or more without being paid overtime. A new rule from the Department of Labor seeks to change that.

Overtime Protection Extended To 4.2 Million Americans

When workers rise to low-level management, they are often transitioned to a salary pay structure. For many, this means working 50 hours a week or more without being paid overtime. A new rule from the Department of Labor seeks to change that.

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3-D Printer Kickstarter Campaign Pauses Amid Embezzlement Claims

Creators of the 3-D printer promised to deliver it for $100 to Kickstarter backers by March 2014. The Peachy Printer raised over $650,000. But backers never received their 3-D printers, and funds haven’t been returned to them.

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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?