Author: Jan Lee
The Donald Trump administration is considering a revamp to its highly controversial ban on travelers from seven predominantly-Muslim countries. And cities are speaking out. They say immigration makes the nation stronger, not more vulnerable, and they have plenty of immigration history to back them up.
Paying those extra bucks for a degree from a “highly-selective” U.S. university is worth it, say researchers — if you are a man. Females who graduated from top universities still earn 16 percent less on average compared to male counterparts from “non-selective universities.”
Cities and other public entities are ending business with banks like Wells Fargo, which loaned more than $400 million to the companies behind the Dakota Access pipeline. And big banks better buckle up, because the divestment movement is just getting started.
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Zero waste seems like a heady topic, but more and more companies are taking it on as a practical business strategy. How can something that is exceptionally good for the environment be great for the bottom line? We talk to Stephanie Barger of the U.S. Green Building Council to understand the nuts and bolts of an effective zero-waste strategy.
Opponents of the Dakota Access pipeline suffered another blow last week. Meanwhile, the Standing Rock Sioux says the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and President Trump broke the law when they allowed the pipeline to move forward before completing the authorized environmental impact statement.
Facebook will allow a media watchdog to review its ad metrics in an effort to show accountability to its advertisers. Meanwhile, some conservative leaders and a coalition of civil and consumer rights groups question whether the social media giant is being totally transparent in how it presents information.
The veterans have arrived to Standing Rock, signaling further support for the Sioux tribe that says its drinking water source is in danger if the Dakota Access Pipeline goes through. President Donald Trump says he supports an “expedient” approval of the project, but support is growing for the tribe and some cities are rethinking their business with the banks behind the project.
For every new regulation passed by a federal agency, two must be revoked. That’s the idea behind an executive order passed early in Donald Trump’s presidency. But a group of nonprofits called the order “capricious” and say it could hurt agencies’ ability to protect public safety.
Last week the Internet went into a flurry over a Florida congressman’s proposal to axe the Environmental Protection Agency. TriplePundit’s Jan Lee takes a closer look.
Republicans who have long opposed former President Barack Obama’s efforts to curb environmental pollution are having a field day this month. It seems a rarely-used tactic will allow the Trump administration, with the help of the Republican-led Congress, to nibble away at Obama’s much lauded environmental legacy.
President Donald Trump’s plan for a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border has frayed relations between the two countries. But as one economist pointed out, there’s a lot more at risk than the economy of North America’s poorest nation.
A hiring freeze is in effect for all federal departments — that includes positions related to agriculture and commerce, as well as many that impact veterans’ services. And the outcome of that 90-day freeze may hint at what’s next for federal workers and public services.