West Virginia Governor Jim Justice insists that as a safety measure, the federal government should give $4.5 billion in annual funding to power companies that continue to use coal. That would amount to a subsidy of $15 per ton of coal burned.
Push back against Uber and Lyft continues as a Massachusetts report revealed that over 10 percent of drivers affiliated with those ridesharing services had permits denied, often due to a crime record or driving with a suspended license.
Another manure-to-energy plant opened at a San Joaquin Valley dairy farm - and as California mandates that the dairy sector reduce its emissions, the state is finding that it is receiving more requests for funds than what are currently available.
Tomorrow, August 12, is World Elephant Day. As these magnificent creatures endure more threats, from economic development to poaching, tomorrow in part is a reminder to do what we can to protect and conserve them and their natural habitat. For many tour operators, that means no more elephant rides.
The Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility announced that the five companies will adopt “no-fees” recruitment policies, which advocacy groups claim can reduce problems such as bonded labor, the loss of identification documents such as passports and other labor and human rights violations.
The biotech company AquaBounty has recently sold five tons of their GMO salmon across Canada at an average of a relatively affordable US$5.30 a pound, but NGOs are upset as the product requires no labeling.
Boeing Co. and NASA believe they have discovered a way to improve airplanes’ fuel efficiency with a slight biomimicry twist: copy birds’ flight formations, such as those taken by Canada geese.
The Sierra Club announced that the Orlando City Commission unanimously approved a resolution mandating that the city run 100 percent on renewables by 2050. But as more cities announce these plants, are they backed up by staff and funding?
A recent United Nations report suggests the global aviation sector could consume as much as one-quarter of the world’s carbon budget by 2050 if technological advancements cannot be met.
Recent research suggests the occasional forest fire may actually be beneficial for bees in the long run, as they can provide a boost in their overall population.
According to a recent report, there has been a tiny upward blip in trademark requests sent to the federal government to register racists words and slogans for products. The sudden drive to file trademarks for racial slurs comes in the wake of a June Supreme Court decision.
Fracking in West Texas has generated opposition from citizens, ranchers, farmers and environmentalists – all of whom share worries, from the lack of water for cattle and crops to potential threats that could be inflicted on popular recreation areas. Could there be a solution?