Vermont state legislators have introduced several carbon tax proposals they say will stimulate the economy while giving a much-needed overhaul of the state’s outdated tax code.
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The Center for Biological Diversity and Rep. Raúl Graijalva (D-Ariz.) joined forces to demand closer analysis of U.S. President Donald Trump’s proposed $22 billion “border wall.”
Zoltan Istvan, a Libertarian candidate for governor of California, wants to provide a universal basic income for all state residents — and lease out public lands to generate the revenues. Is it crazy talk?
David Bernhardt is rumored to be a candidate for Deputy Secretary of the Interior. If his name sounds familiar, it’s because he was a member of President Donald Trump’s transition team, serving as the head on Interior Department issues. Outside Washington, he had a long career fighting for corporate water rights to keep flowing in California.
According to Greenpeace’s chapter in Brazil, two more bills have been introduced that follow other congressional measures seeking to reduce or cancel forest conservation units that had been established in the far northern state of Pará.
Data suggests the fallout over President Donald Trump’s travel bans could result in 4.3 million fewer people visiting the U.S. this year — representing $7.4 billion in lost revenues for the travel sector.
The “father” of climate science, James Hansen, recently embraced a proposal by GOP elders to implement a revenue-neutral carbon tax that would pay dividends to every legal resident in the U.S.
Facebook adopted stronger measures against fake accounts as France’s presidential election nears. These accounts are often the culprit behind the proliferation of fake news, which regularly dogged this year’s campaign in France as it did in the U.S. last year.
Renewable hydrogen created by splitting water with solar energy is getting a lot of love from the Trump administration these days; coal, not so much.
Social return on investment (SROI) analysis provides a holistic approach that could help cities avoid devastating situations like the water crisis in Flint, Michigan.
Google claims to have achieved gender parity across its global offices. The Department of Labor disagrees — and it’s suing Google for allegedly refusing to disclose employment and pay data.
The EPA is asking for public comment on which environmental regulations to axe at the behest of the Donald Trump White House. But that public input could come back to bite them.
Maryland is the first state in the U.S. to pass legislation that will provide tax credits, not cash rebates, to consumers and businesses that invest in energy storage.
This week Portland, Oregon and surrounding Multnomah County unveiled a joint agenda to meet 100 percent of their energy needs with renewables by 2050.
Transparency matters to 21st-century shareholders. The Royal Bank of Canada and the Walt Disney Co. both heard from shareholders last month. They called for greater transparency into the companies’ political views and lobbying efforts.