Last week, the Securities and Exchange Commission ruled in favor of several important climate resolutions brought forth by ExxonMobil shareholders that the company tried to block.
Category: Policy & Government
The Netherlands Nutrition Center, or Voedingscentrum, is not only recommending that Dutch citizens adopt more of a plant-based diet, but also that they reduce their weekly meat consumption to less than 500 grams (17.6 ounces) a week.
Tuesday, March 22, marked the 24th annual World Water Day. Governments and companies took the opportunity to unveil their latest plans to tackle water quality and scarcity — here’s a round up of announcements that crossed our virtual desks this week.
Academy-award nominated filmmaker Josh Fox was arrested on Thursday while serving pancakes at an anti-pipeline protest. In this op/ed, he shares why he’s helping American communities fight back against fracking.
The Wisconsin state senate just passed a bill that prohibits local communities from banning plastic bags and other types of containers. The funny thing is: It’s strikingly similar to model legislation from the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC).
Hold on to that favorite box of cereal, GMO opponents. Last week’s celebratory news that the DARK Act had met its timely death may not be quite that straightforward. A bill to stop Vermont’s upcoming labeling law is alive and well in Senate. It’s called the Planned Parenthood Act of 2015, and it lives deep in the recesses of an old marine conservation bill where few would likely look for GMO legislation.
At a press conference in the Chinese capital, DiCaprio said: “As we all know, the United States and China are the two biggest contributors, and I think that China has made radical movements forward as far as alternative energy and ways to be sustainable.” Is he right?
Nevada Assemblywoman Michele Fiore drops word that many more arrests are coming in the aftermath of armed “states rights” episodes in Oregon and Nevada.
“People are approaching the task of running social enterprises in different ways. Several different forms are available in the U.S., and other countries have even more,” says Rob Esposito, an attorney who co-launched the interactive Social Enterprise Law Tracker.
A new partnership led by former U.S. Vice President Al Gore and Ecofys seeks to investigate how effective carbon pricing can better lead to their ultimate goals: sustainable global growth and reduced greenhouse gas emissions.
Yes America, the vote is out. U.S. voters may see the Republican front-runner as something of an infuriating curiosity, but apparently economic analysts in the U.K. aren’t laughing. The Economist Intelligence Unit just put Donald Trump’s potential presidency on the list of top 10 risks to global stability — right up there with the Islamic State. But it may not be for the reasons you’d expect.
Due to slowing growth and an uncertain future, China is cutting around 1.8 million jobs in the coal and steel industries and relocating the workers to other industries. What does this mean for the future of its economy?
A recent Royal Brunei Flight to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, piloted by an all-female crew, raised some eyebrows as it landed in Saudi Arabia . . . where women are still not allowed to drive.
New research suggests that there is a link between Zika and fetal abnormalities, particularly early in pregnancy. Meanwhile, some “savvy investors” are looking for a way to cash in on the spike in Zika cases that now span more than 38 countries. And that’s prompted the SEC to get involved, warning would-be investors to be on alert for investment scams.