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.
Policy & Government
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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.
Can Cuba, long the ideological arch enemy of the U.S. dating back to the Eisenhower administration, offer lessons on how to improve the American health care system?
A new study released by the journal Nature suggests that in a worst-case scenario, as many as 13 million people will be seriously affected by rising sea levels due to climate change by 2100.
A federal judge in Oregon is deciding whether a group of children have the right to take the federal government to court over climate change and hold leaders accountable for squandering natural resources, including clean water and air.
In a stunning move, permission for a proposed liquified natural gas export terminal in Oregon has been denied by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
China’s new urbanization guidelines are a major environmental and planning step forward in the country and could become one of the world’s biggest urban development policy breakthroughs.
A Washington state court ruled in a recent summary judgment that when the Grocery Manufacturers Association tried to conceal the identity of contributors to anti-GMO political campaign in 2013, it broke the state’s strict campaign finance laws. The question that is about to come before the court is whether the GMA intentionally broke the law in an effort to deceive voters. If so, in accordance with Washington’s campaign finance laws, the organization and its 300 member companies will pay some steep fines.
Once again this year, the government of Uzbekistan forcibly mobilized its citizens to the cotton fields to prepare carry out the 2015 harvest of the country’s “white gold.” Worse still, according to the Cotton Campaign and other observers, the forced labor practices of Uzbekistan are now being employed by the government in neighboring Turkmenistan as well.
TriplePundit asked the chairman of the Just Label It initiative and founder of organic dairy company Stonyfield Farm to explain why the DARK Act looms so large in the food debate these days. Here’s what Gary Hirshberg had to say.
A clean-energy gamble in Minneapolis, Minnesota, is beginning to pay off with innovative programs for energy efficiency and renewable energy.