Almost half of American workers make less than $15 per hour — and women and people of color are the worst off. But minor adjustments to public policy already on the books could improve wages for workers and boost local economies, say the Surdna Foundation and Pacific Community Ventures.
Policy & Government
A catch all category for government, politics and initiatives to influence either.
Despite the Donald Trump administration’s determination to roll back as many environmental protections as possible, a substantial number of companies are interested in supporting regulations that help protect the environment. Concerned citizens also have the opportunity to join forces by choosing to support companies and organizations working against climate change and systemic oppression.
Critics say a mysterious new Energy Department study aims to curb wind and solar growth — and warn the outcome could crimp green branding opportunities for U.S. businesses.
As Flint slowly recovers from its three-year water crisis, reconstruction will partly will be led locally. A contracting firm that is both black- and woman-owned will be tasked with replacing many water pipes across the city of 99,000 people.
Net neutrality fans are not taking this one lying down: Millions signed petitions and bombarded the FCC with comments after Thursday’s proposal to end equal Internet service rules.
A new analysis finds that India and China are on pace to overachieve their Paris Agreement climate pledges, a welcome sign for global climate action.
More CEOs are increasingly speaking out about the role immigration has in maintaining a vibrant U.S. economy – even some who are serving as advisors to the Donald Trump administration.
The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) released a scorecard exclusively for members of Congress who sit on caucuses representing people of color, another sign of the now accepted reality that environmentalism and racial issues are deeply interconnected.
Self-employed Californians and those working for small businesses increasingly rely on the Affordable Care Act for healthcare coverage, according to the University of California, Berkeley. How would a repeal affect them?
The NGOs Mighty Earth, Rainforest Action Network and Greenpeace insist that deforestation in countries such as Brazil and Bolivia is only becoming worse. Mighty has satellite photos that it says confirms these claims. But the political situation in Brazil means this problem will not become resolved anytime soon.
The DOE Better Buildings Program saved organizations almost $2 billion in energy costs last year. Even Energy Secretary Rick Perry boasted about the program’s success.
California’s beverage container recycling rate dipped below 80 percent for the first time since 2008, shortly after the state shuttered hundreds of recycling centers.
To help spur what it calls the “New Plastic Economy,” the Ellen MacArthur Foundation plans to launch a $2 million innovation prize in partnership with the Prince of Wales’s International Sustainability Unit.
The Center for Biological Diversity is suing the Trump administration over wildlife preservation rollbacks. The fight goes beyond the battle of executive actions to the front lines of another, probably more protracted war: the effort of states to wrest control of how wildlife on federal lands are managed within their own borders.