For the past 40 years, Bill Niman’s name has been synonymous with ethical ranching. Meat from his humanely-raised hogs, cattle and poultry have graced the tables of some of Northern California’s most respected restaurants. Last month, Niman sold his prized BN Ranch to Blue Apron for an undisclosed amount. The move will still give Niman the opportunity to do what he loves best: raise animals humanely and teach others about the benefits that come from it.
Author: Jan Lee
Despite the Donald Trump administration’s stated plans to roll back federal climate change policies, coastal cities from Texas to California are taking action to mitigate risk.
President Donald Trump is living up to his campaign promises with a preliminary budget that puts heavy focus on defense funding and cuts back support for other things like science, health and education. The impact of these cuts will echo through the economy.
A few dozen bike racks and a more lenient attitude about stationless bike-share investments could pave the way for more user-friendly community biking options. The guys from Spin Bikeshare should know — they’ve just launched their first bunch of bikes in Austin, Texas.
The world’s largest asset manager BlackRock is sending a message that will invariably clash with the Trump administration: Companies must address global warming or pay the consequences.
The “tiny” tax on sweetened drinks would allow the city of Philadelphia to expand education programs, spruce up recreation facilities and put some money aside for rainy-day needs. But demand for soda products has slipped to the point that jobs are affected, say some local analysts.
The Donald Trump administration’s new Secretary of Interior claims to be a “modern Teddy Roosevelt,” but his voting record tells a different story.
Royal Dutch Shell says it’s making the switch — or working on it, at least. Last week the company sold a large portion of its Alberta oil sands investment. And it also plans to tie executive bonuses to reducing greenhouse gas emissions. We take a closer look.
A confidential memo released by the courts spells out how the Army Corps of Engineers came to believe the Dakota Access Pipeline project wouldn’t adversely affect the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. It’s a masterful piece of writing and a worrisome example of how environmental justice issues can be disregarded.
Last week Donald Trump told the EPA to review an Obama-era water rule that protects rivers and streams. But Trump’s harshest critics say the president’s business properties have the most to gain from the agency taking this legislation off the books.
How do you bring “millions of jobs” back to the U.S.? That was President Trump’s signature question for 24 manufacturing leaders at a roundtable of experts at the White House. The CEOs offered their input about jobs, taxation, infrastructure and what should and shouldn’t be regulated by the feds.
Proponents say paid family leave helps reduce turnover and costs for both employees and the business. Companies like Yum! Brands are taking that to heart with new family leave policies. And so are legislators who, backed by a coalition of business and social advocacy organizations, are calling for a revised federal family leave act.