U.S. Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas) is leading what NGOs call a McCarthyite investigation of government agencies, state attorneys general and, now, nonprofits. These stakeholders have one thing in common: They’re working to research ExxonMobil’s alleged climate deception. And now, they’re joining together to fight back.
Author: Leon Kaye
Despite all the partisan accusations thrown at former DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the real lesson here is fundamental: Know what to email, and what to leave out.
Carbon Tracker called out the energy industry for lagging in filings to the Securities and Exchange Commission. By submitting the same boilerplate risk disclosures, the group says, energy companies exacerbated the collapse of coal and left investors — and coal miners — blindsided.
Microbeads are banned from “rinse-off cosmetics” in the U.S. as of July 1, 2019. But the world’s largest personal care companies are lagging when it comes to removing this destructive ingredient, says Greenpeace — which is advocating for a global ban.
Following a number of discrimination lawsuits, Airbnb’s reputation is on shaky ground. The company hopes some notable hires, including former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, can turn things around.
In what many hailed as a victory for progress, the NBA will move the 2017 All-Star Game out of Charlotte, North Carolina, in response to the state’s anti-LGBT legislation.
Ten years after outlining his first master plan for Tesla, Elon Musk released a sequel that aroused a wide range of reactions from investors and the media.
This week, Walmart started selling “beautifully imperfect” apples at some of its stores as more retailers decide it’s time to sell “ugly fruits and vegetables.”
The level of trolling on social media once again reached disturbing heights this week, as “Ghostbusters” star Leslie Jones became the target of relentless, racist and psychotic taunts on Twitter. After Twitter took action, some accused the company of limiting free speech.
Pokémon Go offers a massive opportunity to community leaders and small businesses as they seek new ideas for community projects and sustainable development.
Last week, an international arbitration court ruled that China has no territorial rights to the Spratly Islands, nor to the South China Sea. Considering the potentially rich food and energy resources, expect this region to be a global flash-point for years to come.
Cargill, the largest privately-owned food company in the U.S. and a major producer and supplier of palm oil to food processors worldwide, will sever ties with a controversial Malaysian palm oil supplier.
Under an agreement reached in a California federal court, Herbalife will pay $200 million to people who say they were victimized by the company’s moneymaking marketing campaigns.
Florida’s Treasure Coast has become inundated with algae blooms. After resisting federal regulations that could have prevented the problem, Florida politicians are asking the White House for help. And the Obama administration was clear in its response: It is your mess, so you fix it.