government policy

Unraveling the Climate Consequences of a Trump Presidency

Trump's vague policy positions on climate action mean more uncertainty for businesses as they seek an even playing field.

Leaked Documents Show Details of Scott Walker’s Wisconsin Campaign Controversy

At a time when concerns over money in politics has reached a fever pitch on both sides, it will certainly be interesting to…

Do Soda Taxes Benefit the Environment?

Once the medical industry saw how raising taxes on cigarettes improved health statistics, they began to look at another leading health issue in…

Massachusetts Governor Creates Climate Change Strategy Through Executive Order

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker signed an executive order last week that spells out a plan to reduce the state’s greenhouse gas emissions.

Trump Foundation More of a Slush Fund Than a Charity

A closer look at the Trump Foundation reveals it operates less like a charity and more like legal fund.

Dr. Bronner’s Says Bye-Bye To Organic Trade Association

Personal care company Dr. Bronner’s resigned from the Organic Trade Association earlier this week over its backing of America's controversial GMO labeling legislation.

Taking Care of Business in the High-Road Economy

Raising the minimum wage. Guaranteeing paid family leave. Increasing employee ownership. “Banning the box” to give applicants who’ve served time a fair chance…

Arrest Warrant For Democracy Now! Host Sparks Questions About Press Rights

Last week, a North Dakota county issued an arrest warrant for Democracy Now! host Amy Goodman. The charge stems from her coverage of…

Is ACA Succeeding At Promoting Workplace Wellness?

In an effort to reduce healthcare costs and improve outcomes, Obamacare, aka the Affordable Care Act (ACA) included regulations for employers who offer…

Experts Weigh In: Cost of Wind Energy to Keep Going Down, Down, Down

The cost of wind energy has a long way to go before it hits bottom, according to a new Energy Department survey of…

Corporate Climate Act Signatories Also Fund Climate Skeptics

A review by Reuters of the signatories to President Obama’s 2015 American Business Act on Climate Change Pledge found that 83% also gave…

Yes, Peter Thiel Still Likes Donald Trump … And Hates The D.C. Metro

In an op-ed in the Washington Post, billionaire Trump backer Peter Thiel says he wants to tell D.C. Metro workers, "You're fired!"

U.S. and China Joined the Paris Agreement: So, What’s Next?

These two big buy-ins mean the Paris Agreement is more likely to be ratified this year, or even as soon as this month.…

Optimizing Climate Resilience Through Solar Plus Storage

Solar combined with storage can serve as a resiliency mechanism to prepare communities to handle extreme weather events caused by climate change, and…

Art as a Cornerstone for Community Building

Art is emerging as an economic driver for distressed communities. These three cities catalyzed artistic movements to revitalize downtowns, attract visitors and create…