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).

Uber CEO Kalanick Steps Down

The newswires have aligned with the company’s description as “taking leave” and an eventual “diminished” role, but for all intents and purposes, Travis Kalanick is out as CEO of Uber.

Ikea (Almost) Goes to Mars

Ikea sent some of its designers to the Mars Desert Research Station in Utah in an attempt to inspire new design innovations.

UN Shares Frank Updates on the Sustainable Development Goals

The 19-page overview is frank and matter-of-fact, full of statistics that arouse hope, worry and of course, more questions, at the same time. While some improvements have certainly been impressive, there is a long road ahead to 2030.

BlackRock Investments: ‘Coal is Dead’

An executive at BlackRock recently said in an interview that “coal is dead,” with the future for conventional fuels such as oil also facing a cloudy future.

Kabul Bombing Claims Over 30 Employees of Telecomm B Corp

A telecommunications company in Afghanistan that is also a leading global B Corp, Roshan, is seeking assistance after over 30 of its employees were killed in a bombing last week. Ironically, one of Roshan’s service is its specialization in telecomms repair needed after similar bombings occur.

NPR and Starbucks: Polarizing Brands that Still Succeed

The brand consultancy Enso ranked 150 top U.S. brands, and found Starbucks and NPR to be the most “polarizing.” Yet both organizations have shown that they can be controversial, popular and successful.

Rainforest Alliance and Europe’s UTZ Announce Merger

Rainforest Alliance and UTZ have announced they will merge by the end of this year. The new Rainforest Alliance will eliminate double certifications and aims to expand more responsible and sustainable farming worldwide.

Can the Sun Pay for Trump’s Border Wall?

Donald Trump says his border wall idea could be paid for by installing solar panels on it. The truth, however, is that the financial viability of such a project is far more complicated.

Trump’s FAA Privatization Plan Could Reduce GHG Emissions

President Donald Trump’s plan to reform the air traffic control system across the U.S. could actually result the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions due to increased efficiencies. Do not count on the president to sell those benefits as he touts his plan, however.

21 Percent of Palm Oil Now Responsibly Sourced

The RSPO recently announced that 21 percent of the world’s palm oil supply is now certified as sustainably sourced. NGOs reply, however, that there is still plenty of room for improvement.