Environmental organizations say the Transatlantic Treaty and Investment Partnership (TTIP) will be a disaster for the environment if it goes through. And if the past week is anything to go by, they have a reason to be concerned. There’s a lot at stake with this year’s TTIP negotiations in Europe. But there’s a lot to be gained, as well, say some researchers.
Policy & Government
A catch all category for government, politics and initiatives to influence either.
This certainly is a good election cycle for strange stories, and one of the strangest involves high-flying Silicon Valley billionaire Peter Thiel.
EPA? Who needs it? Keep it in the ground? Pfft… forget that. Carbon tax? Hell no! These gems and more sum up why the 2016 GOP platform should worry environmentalists. It’s worse than you think.
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.
Sixty-eight percent of companies that use the ISO 14001 standard have either qualified or directly won business thanks to their green credentials, a new survey finds.
SPECIAL SERIES: Fostering Diversity and Purpose at Work
What rights do employees have under the Bill of Rights? When it comes to the private workplace, surprisingly little. We speak with experts to get the low-down.
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.
Silicon Valley A-lister Peter Thiel nailed a highly coveted speaker’s role at the RNC, just two slots away from the star of the show, Donald Trump.
Living shorelines and nature-based solutions reduce climate-related risks to communities and infrastructure, says the Nature Conservancy.
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.
Both Volkswagen and GM received disappointing news last week. The German automaker faces more fines and further negotiations with California over its emissions scandal. And GM must now restructure how it rates its franchises.
On Thursday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the country’s first labeling legislation for genetically-modified organisms (GMOs). Many say the legislation doesn’t go far enough. And one food giant is out to raise the bar for the whole industry.