Startups with dubious business models and sketchy revenue streams are nudging the Silicon Valley economy close to the edge of a cliff.
Author: Leon Kaye
EPA head Gina McCarthy is now calling for the agency to take another step that is sure to drive many Republicans insane: She wants the EPA to take more of a leading role on public health.
SunEdison filed for bankruptcy protection in New York yesterday. While some depicted the company’s foibles as a symptom of bigger issues in the solar sector, experts say it was reckless ambition that led to its quick demise.
It makes little economic sense to mint pennies, but they are still accumulating in our mason jars, old ashtrays and between sofa cushions. Why? As in many scenarios, the buck seems to stop with Washington lobbyists.
A hilarious Instagram account called Barbie Savior has gone viral, with depictions of the Mattel beauty that mock those who have put helping Africans on their bucket list.
The Union for Concerned Scientists suggests that four commodities, timber, soy, palm oil and beef, are responsible for the majority of deforestation worldwide.
MorningStar Farms worked with the consultancy Quantis to cobble together an online calculator that enumerates the environmental benefits that can result from eating less meat.
Apparently many of us are still too lazy to carry those empty bottles from the bathroom to the kitchen recycling bin. So, Unilever is inviting customers to share their washroom recycling habits — and share ideas what to make out of all that plastic.
Oil ministers from OPEC countries met in Doha, Qatar, to see if they could all find a way to freeze production in order to bring price stability. But those talks ended in acrimony and with no agreement on prices.
Rather than focus on the wisdom and perspective that our older population offers, most of us pour our energy into fighting age rather than accepting it — and this holds true in the corporate responsibility world.
USAID is trying a different foreign aid approach worldwide, including in India. Last week the agency awarded $5 million in grants through its Development Innovation Ventures Program. Two of these awardees are piggybacking on other efforts to expand energy access in India by investing in clean-energy technology startups.
One of the biggest steps post-COP21 will happen this Friday, April 22, at the United Nations’ headquarters in New York, where representatives from both China and the U.S. will sign the Paris agreement at an official ceremony.
Privately-owned food giant Mars is raising the bar with a bold, yet potentially slippery, new approach toward food labeling. What stands out most is the company’s drive to label “everyday” versus “occasional” foods.
Athletic apparel giant Adidas announced that it is retooling its sustainability strategy in order to ensure that sporting activities will long endure. “Sport Needs a Space” is the company’s new mantra.