Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt sued the Environmental Protection Agency more than a dozen times to block air, water and climate protections. But he’s on tap to lead the agency in the incoming Trump administration.
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The final EPA fracking report is met with outrage by oil and gas stakeholders, just 18 months after they praised a draft version with the same information.
Experts tell us that climate change will make things more expensive for cities, states and nations in the coming years. But it will also impact our wallets in unexpected ways. We’ve listed four that are already playing out in cities across North America.
Facebook’s Peter Thiel has maneuvered his data mining company Palantir into a top position, but risks undermining his pro-privacy, libertarian principles.
To make sure you’re caught up before that holiday party, we’re taking a look back at the year’s biggest news items — and what’s happening with them now.
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How do you make sure state healthcare services meet the needs of people with disabilities? If you’re Josh and Rachel Boynton, you prepare to try things that have never been tried. And you carry a big heart.
It goes without saying that Israel is one of the most politicized nations on the planet, and the same goes for how the country approaches its water security. But one water utility CEO is using low-tech solutions to make her city one of the most water resilient communities on the planet.
The incoming administration is looking to be “business-friendly.” But what about the needs of socially responsible businesses? If you strive to run your business in an environmentally and socially sustainable way, it’s time stand up for it in public and with policymakers. It’s time to become an activist for business as a force for good.
While Tucson council members were slow to get on board, they are now enthusiastic promoters of policy solutions that encourage residents to take full advantage of greywater in and on their homes.
“We are disappointed that you did not reaffirm the core values which differentiate both IBM as a company and us collectively as IBMers,” the staffers wrote. And they’re not the only tech employees who are concerned about their CEO’s cozy relationship with Trump.
All corporations operating within the city must now pay an additional 10 percent tax if the CEO receives more than 100 times the salary of the lowest paid employee. The city commissioner, who wants to use the funds to end homelessness, explained: “Of course, this reform alone will not close our nation’s economic divide. But it does send a powerful message that our community is ready to take a stand against the extreme inequality that harms all of us.”
Rishon LeZion, five miles south of Tel Aviv, has become a global leader in water efficiency — and much of this success is thanks to CEO Sally Levy, who is arguably one of the world’s leading women on water stewardship.