Based in Fresno, California, Leon Kaye is a business writer and strategic communications specialist. He has also been featured in The Guardian, Sustainable Brands and CleanTechnica. When he has time, he shares his thoughts on his own site, GreenGoPost.com. Contact him at leon@greengopost.com. You can also reach out via Twitter (@LeonKaye) and Instagram (GreenGoPost).

PepsiCo Acquires Kombucha Beverage Maker KeVita

Last week, beverage and snack foods giant PepsiCo acquired the popular brand KeVita, a California-based company that bottles kombucha, probiotic and apple vinegar beverages.

Resegregation in the Bay Area and the Two Americas

The Bay Area is arguably becoming the most economically and culturally segregated metropolitan region in the U.S. In short: Housing is becoming even more expensive, and more people of color are packing their bags and leaving.

Senate Majority Leader from Kentucky: Coal Jobs May Not Come Back

As Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell indicated this week, coal companies, including those in his home state of Kentucky, should not start spending their coal paychecks. Even Trump’s promises can’t turn coal back into a thriving energy source.

Ivanka Bangle Showcases Conflict of Interest in the Trump Era

Shortly after Donald Trump and members of his family were interviewed on 60 Minutes, Ivanka Trump Fine Jewelry sent a “style alert” to journalists to inform them that a bracelet that she wore during that news segment could be purchased for $10,800. We are on the verge of an unprecedented barrage of conflicts of interest unless Trump transitions his assets into a true blind trust.

Trump’s Border Wall and Labor Costs

If Donald Trump gets his way and he builds that wall, or even succeeds in only launching his other immigration ideas, wages across many sectors could rise in the short term. Employment opportunities, however, could shrivel, and the fact is that manufacturing jobs are not coming back to the U.S.