Like the United States, the U.K. faces a childhood obesity epidemic. A third of U.K. children are either overweight or obese. But unlike the U.S., the U.K. government is putting policies into place to address the problem head-on.
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Understanding the forces that determine the pace of the clean-energy revolution in different parts of the world is the somewhat daunting task undertaken by IRENA, the International Renewable Energy Agency. TriplePundit spoke with IRENA’s director general to get the inside scoop.
The vast majority of chickens raised for meat live in windowless warehouses and suffer from a number of welfare concerns. But thanks to animal protection organizations and conscientious consumers, that’s likely to change in 2017, says Kenny Torrella of the Humane Society of the United States.
The clean-energy and energy-efficiency sectors employ 2.5 million Americans and counting. How would they fare under a Rick Perry-led Department of Energy? Elizabeth Noll of the Natural Resources Defense Council takes a closer look.
The irony of the “fox guarding the henhouse” isn’t lost on Johnson Bridgewater of the Sierra Club’s Oklahoma chapter. He weighs in on the future of the EPA under former Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt.
Joel Oerter, an MBA candidate at the University of Washington Foster School of Business, was one of hundreds of students to attend the 2016 Net Impact conference in Philadelphia. As we look to the role sustainability will play in 2017 and beyond, Oerter reflects on urban development conversations from the conference and how they may shape our future.
American workers are exploited in industries from agriculture to manufacturing to sex trafficking — and the H2 visa program contributes to the problem.
President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for secretary of state, former ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson, had a rough senate confirmation hearing last week. His appointment is still under review, and he’ll likely face more questions about Exxon’s alleged skirting of U.S. sanctions and connection to torture abroad.
If you’re looking for some good news to chase away the clouds looming over the U.S. renewables picture, you can find it at the 2017 International Renewable Energy Agency Assembly in Abu Dhabi this weekend. TriplePundit is there to bring it to you straight!
If the story of cooperation in space is a guide, Russia’s decision to compete in the global market for renewable energy technology could be a game-changer.
The EPA accused Fiat-Chrysler of cheating on emissions testing days after the FBI arrested a former Volkswagen executive for the same crime.
This week Barack Obama became the first U.S. president to pen an article for the peer-reviewed Science magazine. In it, he argues that clean energy and climate action achieved “irreversible momentum” that will persist regardless of future policies coming out of Washington.
The Department of Energy estimates that $100 billion in public- and private-sector investment could fully modernize the American energy grid and save consumers $2 trillion over the next 20 years. Lynn Scarlett of the Nature Conservancy explains more.
SPECIAL SERIES: Progress to 2020: Tackling resource use from all angles
The U.S. tosses a staggering $161 billion worth of food every year. And while more Americans are talking about the problem, efforts to address it are taking place mostly at the local level or in the business sector. While that is necessary, national- and international-level policy has a role to play as well. And that is one area where Europe is far ahead.
Former Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson attracted the criticism of even some Republican senators in this week’s Congressional hearings. But does that mean he won’t be nominated as secretary of state? Not necessarily…