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.

America’s Top 5 Renewable Energy Companies

America’s top five corporate renewable energy purchasers prove the U.S. can widely adopt renewable energy. And it shows business can continue to lead the way regardless of who is in the White House.

Report: Sub-Saharan Africa Soon Won’t Be Able to Feed Itself

Sub-Saharan Africa is already heavily reliant on grain imports. And this will only increase if populations grow as expected, researchers warn in a new study. But they say accelerated production coupled with sustainable agriculture can help.

Researchers: Our Arctic and Atlantic Waters Must Be Protected

In a report issued this week, the Stockholm Environment Institute said offshore oil drilling in Arctic and Atlantic waters is not needed, asserting the U.S. has “more than enough domestic oil from other sources” to meet all domestic oil production needs while limiting climate change.

U.S. Mayors Address Trump On Climate Change

The mayors of 37 small and large American cities — in states both red and blue — asked the president-elect to work with them to “clean our air, strengthen our economy, and ensure that our children inherit a nation healthier and better prepared for the future than it is today.”

New GMOs Kicked Out of U.S. Organics Guidelines

The National Organic Standards Board voted unanimously last week to update its U.S. standards to ban ingredients derived from new genetic engineering techniques from certified organic products.

New Balance Tripped Up in Trump Controversies

Some customers are burning their New Balance shoes following an executive’s pro-Trump comments. Things only got worse for New Balance when an alt-right website endorsed the company as “the official shoes of white people.” Now, the company is quickly trying to clarify its position in a hairy political climate.

Volkswagen Plans Massive Job Cuts

VW plans to cover fines related to its emissions fiasco with the money it’ll save on employment and pensions. The move also signals a new direction for the company with heavy investment in electric vehicles and other emerging technologies.

Energy Policy Changes in a Trump Administration

Analysts for Bloomberg Intelligence, Bloomberg’s research division, examine how a Trump administration will likely affect energy policy, including factors like his campaign promises and their feasiblity.