government policy

Can the Great Barrier Reef Be Saved?

The Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest living structure. It’s about the same size as Germany or Japan and is so expansive…

It’s Time to Make Water Conservation Your Problem

We live in a world where climate change is changing rainfall patterns and increasing the likelihood of drought. As such, water conservation is…

Is It Time for the New York City Region to Plan for Permanent Flooding?

A recent report assessed the risks the greater New York City region faces if sea levels rise by one, three or six feet.…

How Wind Power at Whirlpool Saves Jobs in Ohio

Whirlpool's new wind turbines demonstrate how the bottom line will propel decarbonization despite the Trump administration's promotion of fossil fuels.

It’s Complicated: Trump Taps Dow Chemical Chief for Manufacturing Slot

By choosing Dow Chemical CEO Andrew Liveris to lead the Manufacturing Council, Trump may have touched off a sustainability tug-of-war in his administration.

EPA Under the Trump Administration: Down, Not Out

President-elect Donald Trump's threat to abolish the EPA was not just another empty campaign promise, but he faces a tough fight ahead.

What Trump’s Presidency Could Mean for Business

The president-elect won on a divisive message that promises to put America first and turn back the tide of globalization to ensure America's…

What the U.S. Can Learn from the U.K. About Climate Risk

As the United States welcomes a new presidential administration, it would be wise to look across the pond for tips on climate risk…

Despite Trump’s Carrier Deal, US Manufacturing Jobs Remain at Risk

President-elect Donald Trump’s deal to stop the Indiana air-conditioning manufacturer from moving a plant to Mexico has been one of the most discussed…

Researchers: Our Arctic and Atlantic Waters Must Be Protected

In a report issued this week, the Stockholm Environment Institute said offshore oil drilling in Arctic and Atlantic waters is not needed, asserting…

Can ‘Ban the Box’ Laws Stamp Out Discrimination in Hiring?

Nearly 1 in 3 American adults has an arrest record that may appear on a routine employment background check, affecting their chances of…

The Unintended Consequences Of Trump’s 35 Percent Import Tax Proposal

In one interpretation of the scenario, Trump’s plan would reward foreign-owned companies over domestic ones. Imagine the uproar from CEOs of American firms,…

Can the U.S. Halve Food Waste By 2030?

In 2015, the U.S. government targeted a national 50 percent food waste reduction by 2030, its first national food waste goal. Is it…

Gun Fans Flee Levi’s But Can’t Run From CSR

Last week Levi's CEO Chip Bergh issued an open letter asking people to refrain from bringing firearms into the company's stores and offices.…

Despite Trump’s Promise, Economics Will Hasten Coal’s Decline

As the natural gas boom continues and renewable prices fall, it's economics -- not regulation -- that nudges utilities away from coal-fired power…