Outdoor clothing and gear company Patagonia will shut down its entire operations for today, Election Day, to encourage its employees and the general public to exercise their right to vote.
Author: Leon Kaye
Greenpeace is calling on Samsung to be more transparent as to how it will process recalled Note 7 smartphones, which gained notoriety after several reportedly exploded. This e-waste catastrophe is a chance at leadership.
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NextDoor was confronted with racial profiling incidents for much of last year, and took quick action to stamp it out with better site design. So far, the result has been a 75 percent reduction in such postings on its crime and public safety section.
Last week Volkswagen unexpectedly dismissed its company historian, Manfred Grieger. Grieger documented Volkswagen’s history for over 20 years and revealed much about how the company, founded in 1937 by the Nazis’ trade union organization, grew before and during World War II. But more details of its Nazi past seemed too much for the company to handle.
The USDA will offer up to $25 million in grants to develop more tech-driven applications that can help farmers use resources more efficiently and sustainably.
The NGO Nest is trying to make the global artisan goods market more transparent. And it has an ally in West Elm, a subsidiary of Williams-Sonoma that specializes in contemporary furniture and housewares.
According to Reuters, some within the UN’s leadership realized that it would benefit next week’s meeting drafting a global tobacco control treaty if delegates who work within, or have ties to, state-owned tobacco companies are barred from attending the proceedings.
A study published last week in the journal Nature suggests this upcoming winter could have a dramatic impact across the world’s northern regions. While gas bills will rise, increasing organizations’ global warming impact, there are business opportunities to be had as well.
Chobani founder Hamdi Ulukaya found himself the target of constant trolling on social media and even death threats for his pro-immigrant stance.
One startup, Aqua Metals, claims it has developed a lead-acid battery recycling process that could be a game changer and reduce this industry’s environmental impact — if it can scale.
UNESCO is partnering with several organizations, including Habitat for Humanity Indonesia and Asia Pulp and Paper, on a project that aims to improve the quality and safety of drinking water in this Southeast Asian country of 250 million people.
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The complete lack of scientific evidence substantiating any health benefits is the reality of the homeopathic medicine industry, but the sector still reaps annual revenues of anywhere from $3 billion to $6 billion annually.
For Donald Trump, his challenge in appealing to blacks and other Americans goes far beyond what are at a minimum missteps and at most ignorant assumptions about people of color. Here’s why his economic “new deal” for people of color falls short.
Move over, French Dip. Arby’s plans to test out venison sandwiches in six U.S. states in a marketing push to celebrate hunting. While Arby’s didn’t intend to shine a light on local, sustainable food, that’s exactly what it did.
According to Rainforest Action Network, liquefied natural gas terminals proposed in southern Texas cities such as Brownsville pose a long-term threat to both the local economy and environment.