Michael Kourabas looks at the federal minimum wage debate through the lens of American food policy and examines how living requirements could change the way we eat.
In-N-Out Burger, a fast food chain in California and the Southwest, starts its employees off at a wage of $10.50 an hour. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez makes a good point. If In-N-Out Burger can do it–remain profitable and still provide what has arguably been deemed a superior product–why can’t McDonald’s?
On the 25th anniversary of a historic executive order issued by then President Clinton, the President and EPA Administrator’s renewed commitment to environmental justice should resonate with the public, coming in the wake of chemical and coal ash spills that have endangered water supplies and ecosystems.
CVS/pharmacy announced it will voluntarily stop selling all tobacco products at 7,600 stores nationwide, as an effort to do the right thing and fulfill its purpose: “Helping people on the path to better health.” Is this a solid social move or a pure publicity stunt?
Millions of us across the nation own and use cell phones to make our lives operate a little easier. And research shows that equipping homeless and low-income individuals with that same resource can have transforming results.
That pesky GMO topic just won’t go away … Organic and environmental groups are the latest in a growing list to pen their names to a letter to the Pres calling for federal labeling of all foods containing GMO.
New documents show the Corn Refiners Association thought the rebranding of high fructose corn syrup as “corn sugar” was a bit of a stretch, too, with David Weintraub – the spokesman for corn syrup producer Archer Daniels Midland – describing the name change as “dishonest and sneaky.”
It may not be as exciting as the Super Bowl was, but the U.S. government’s 44-page report on the potential impact of the Keystone XL pipeline project makes some real touchdowns – few of them for the environment.
The New Markets Tax Credit program spurs community development in economically hard-hit census tracks, with the benefits rippling beyond the first project out of the gate.
Formally announced in a panel discussion at the World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi last week, the Vestas-backed Wind for Prosperity initiative claims to have devised a solution that will power the developing world while yielding returns for investors.
With the daily tales of woe and waste, blame traded back and forth between the U.K. National Health Service and the government, what is the real deal with the energy waste rife in the NHS? Are there no lasting solutions available to help reduce the waste?
Will city life protect us from lightning strikes? Does being lower than skyscrapers and inside densely developed areas help keep us from a bolt from the sky? If the rash of lightning strikes that’s been sustained by one prominent victim in Brazil’s largest metropolis is anything to go by, then maybe not.
For years, we’ve been told to take our vitamins. It’s not only been billed as practical sense, it’s been touted as a necessity in an increasingly automated world. But one group of researchers are saying that’s not true – and getting an earful from their peers in the process.
Abu Dhabi sustainability week (ADSW), one of the largest sustainability gatherings in the world, launched today with a panel on the future of renewable energy development in Africa.