Leon Kaye

Leon Kaye is the founder and editor of GreenGoPost.com. Based in California, he is a business writer and consultant. His work is also on The Guardian’s Sustainable Business site as has appeared on Inhabitat and Earth911. His focus is making the business case for sustainability and corporate social responsibility. Among the regions across the world in which he covers is Qatar, one of the Middle East countries in which he takes a keen interest because of its transformation into a post-oil economy. Other areas of interest include sustainable development in The Balkans, Brazil and Korea. Contact him at leon@greengopost.com.

Unilever Is Buying Up All the ‘Natural’ Consumer Products Companies

Yesterday Unilever announced that it will acquire Vermont-based Seventh Generation for an undisclosed sum. The Dutch-Anglo CPG giant is also in talks to…

Lyft Co-Founder: Autonomous Cars Will Be the Future in 5 Years

Autonomous cars will provide the majority of Lyft's rides in five years, co-founder John Zimmer wrote on Medium over the weekend.

Laboratory Meat Seeks a ‘Clean’ Branding Makeover

There is now a new term that aims to score consumer acceptance of meat produced without animal slaughter: clean meat. But will consumers…

Congressional Climate Science Witch Hunt Begins ‘Constitutional Obligation’ Hearings

U.S. Rep. Lamar Smith, chair of the House Science Committee, scheduled a hearing on Wednesday to assert the committee’s right to issue broad…

Google’s Zero-Waste ‘Moonshot’ Could Inspire Other Tech Firms

Google says it is approaching waste diversion from both environmental and economic perspectives, and is reducing waste everywhere, from its data centers to…

Investigation of Trump’s ‘Charity’ Results in More Bigotry

Last week, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman launched an investigation into the Trump Foundation -- unleashing a wave of anti-Semitic comments from…

Virgin Atlantic: Emissions from Steel Mills Could Fuel Airplanes

After five years of research and development, Virgin Atlantic and Illinois-based LanzaTech developed a source of jet fuel made of waste gases from…

Obama Establishes First Marine Monument in the Atlantic Ocean

On Thursday, President Barack Obama established the first U.S. marine monument in Atlantic waters. Some stakeholders are elated. Others, not so much.

Seafood Alternatives Could Help Relieve Pressure on the World’s Oceans

As is the case with fake meats such as substitutes for the “bloody burger” and chicken strips made from pea flower, it may…

Chevy Bolt’s 238-Mile Range Poses Huge Challenge for Tesla

Tesla has another challenge on its hands: GM's all-electric Chevy Bolt, slated for release by the end of this year, has an EPA…

Free TVs Can’t Mask Human Rights Violations in Uzbekistan Cotton Fields

Gather five tons of cotton and score a free television, says a regional government in eastern Uzbekistan. The BBC reported on the headline-grabbing…

Wells Fargo Shows Why the Banking Sector Still Lacks Consumer Trust

Two million fake accounts later, Wells Fargo's reputation is in tatters. And it is now a poster child of why so many Americans…

Seafood from Slavery Still a Crisis, but Technology Can Help

Last year, an Associated Press investigation revealed endemic slavery throughout the seafood supply chain in Southeast Asia. Two AP reporters shared their experience…

Beef Industry’s Ties to Deforestation — Wake-Up Call for Brands

A new Union of Concerned Scientists report claims that the international beef sector is responsible for twice as much deforestation than palm oil,…

AP: Hawaiian Seafood Industry Rife with Human Rights Abuses

An Associated Press investigation revealed that hundreds of undocumented fishermen in Hawaii are working in conditions that go beyond human rights abuses and…