RECAP: This month’s Stories & Beer on sustainable cannabis featured Michael Steinmetz and Hezekiah Allen who shared their industry insights.
Before you pick up the keys to a new electric vehicle, you may want to check where you live and where you get your power. In Canada, a new report is throwing a monkey wrench into efforts of several provinces to convince residents to junk their gas guzzlers and go electric. The findings aren’t apt to make everyone happy, least of all those provinces that have invested in EV-buying incentive programs — and still rely on carbon-powered electricity grids.
Monsanto has launched an attack against the World Health Organization — accusing it of selective science and bias in research that linked glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup, to cancer.
A Guardian petition calls on two of the world’s largest charitable foundations — the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Wellcome Trust — to divest from fossil fuels.
If you’re looking for a place to stay on your next trip to New York City, Airbnb user Jamie has a posting that sounds promising: a “Hot Bedroom w/ Semi-Private Terrace” for only $11. But on closer inspection of the post and accompanying photo, it appears Jamie’s “hot bedroom” is actually the sidewalk under the awning of a Manhattan office building, and Jamie is holding a cardboard sign that reads, “Homeless. Need Money.” This fake Airbnb posting is part of an innovative campaign to raise awareness about the Big Apple’s growing homeless population on the popular housing-sharing platform.
South Africa is testing unmanned aerials vehicles (UAVs), aka drones, to stamp out rhino poaching in Kruger National Park, its “crown jewel” wildlife refuge.
Students, faculty and staff at Skidmore College in upstate New York are now being served a variety of fresh seafood certified to have been sustainably caught, processed and distributed.
Last week, the French parliament approved a law that requires new commercial buildings to be partially covered in either plants or solar panels.
As the American oil industry hit its boom through the advent of new drilling techniques such as tar sands extraction and hydraulic fracking, oil prices have plummeted — bringing gasoline prices down with them. Oil companies don’t like prices this low. But the easiest way to get prices back up is to cut production — and that means laying off workers.
The Holy Land Principles call for ethical standards for American businesses investing in Israel, the West Bank and Gaza. Their principles are impressive, and the need is there. But are they far-reaching enough?
How do you eradicate poverty, stop AIDS and HIV, and ensure every child has a primary education and all women have equality? Simple, say the founders of Project Everyone: You connect with every single person on the planet. So far, they’re off to a pretty bold start.