With the Olympic Games due to start this weekend, Rio de Janeiro is far behind in its pledge to clean up polluted shorelines. So, doctors are arming athletes with sage advice: If you plan to compete in Rio’s sewage-laden waters, keep your mouth closed.
Policy & Government
A catch all category for government, politics and initiatives to influence either.
Individuals have a greater power to create change than ever before in human history. Alas this holds true for negative change as well. Be it on the investment side or on the philanthropy side, how can we play a productive role in containing today’s violent challenges?
Since 2003, the United States has devoted nearly $1.5 billion toward abstinence programs in Africa, aiming to halt the spread of HIV worldwide. But are these programs working?
Florida residents will have more toxic chemicals in their drinking water thanks to a controversial ruling by the state’s Environmental Regulation Commission.
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has caused yet another uproar. On Wednesday, he goaded Russian hackers to cyber-spy on Hillary Clinton and search for her alleged missing emails.
U.S. Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas) is leading what NGOs call a McCarthyite investigation of government agencies, state attorneys general and, now, nonprofits. These stakeholders have one thing in common: They’re working to research ExxonMobil’s alleged climate deception. And now, they’re joining together to fight back.
Having vanquished Bernie Sanders in the race to the White House, Clinton announced a new and improved plan to alleviate the burdens of student debt on young people.
International trade deals are never easy. Still, figuring out who is on first and second base post-Brexit adds a whole new dimension to bilateral trade negotiations. And as of this week, it just got muddier.
Despite all the partisan accusations thrown at former DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the real lesson here is fundamental: Know what to email, and what to leave out.
Carbon Tracker called out the energy industry for lagging in filings to the Securities and Exchange Commission. By submitting the same boilerplate risk disclosures, the group says, energy companies exacerbated the collapse of coal and left investors — and coal miners — blindsided.
“Regulation crowdfunding” is a lot like Kickstarter, with one big difference: When you send money through Wefunder or SeedInvest, you get stocks or bonds instead of CDs and thank-you notes.
Venezuela’s social crisis is widening and even those with money for food struggle to find products on the shelves. With spiraling food shortages and unemployment, hospitals are feeling the pinch as well.
In what many hailed as a victory for progress, the NBA will move the 2017 All-Star Game out of Charlotte, North Carolina, in response to the state’s anti-LGBT legislation.