According to the American Journal of Pediatric Health, consumption of sugary drinks in the Bay Area city of 117,000 decreased by 21 percent since the city implemented its soda tax in March 2015.
Policy & Government
A catch all category for government, politics and initiatives to influence either.
In a big step forward for clean water, a coalition of environmental groups succeeded in forcing the Environmental Protection Agency to adopt stricter standards for the management of industrial waste.
Politicians are making a big deal about a decision by the Department of Justice to end its use of private prisons. But what might sound like a win for human rights might in fact be just a drop in the bucket.
Silicon Valley tycoon Peter Thiel and Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy have nothing in common, except Libertarian philosophy and a disregard for democracy.
350.org’s outside counsel requested a meeting with the Congressional Science Committee last month to discuss Lamar Smith’s subpoenas and issues related to climate change science. According to 350.org, however, its request to meet Smith and the committee has been denied.
Ivanka Trump faces ridicule after her hiring of unpaid interns came to light. It’s especially interesting given her efforts to bring a moderate, populist, agenda to her father’s campaign.
A new ship, U.S.N.S. Harvey Milk, will be completed, christened and launched in 2021, and will be the first that honors a leader of the gay community.
While American politicians continue to debate the efficacy of a carbon tax, external stakeholders are lining up in support. Check out what they have to say before you make up your mind.
A new op-ed published by Univision hits Donald Trump on immigration, and the same could apply to Trump supporters like Silicon Valley’s Peter Thiel.
A study published in the journal Science proposes that municipalities and philanthropic agencies can prevent homelessness by offering a one-time cash infusion of as low as $1,000.
As more and more information is being shared through social media, the opaque content policies of social-media companies create concerns that these new gatekeepers of the Web may not have the public’s best interest in mind.
A Brooklyn-based boutique jeweler channeled a purchase by Ivanka Trump into donations for Hillary Clinton’s campaign and other causes that oppose Donald Trump’s politics. The backlash on social media is still mounting at press time.
Silicon Valley A-lister and Donald Trump supporter Peter Thiel tries to redeem his bad reputation in a New York Times op-ed, but he fails to convince anyone.