Archives for People and the Planet
Time stops in Boron, a small town of about 2,000 people in CA-58, between Tehachapi and Kramer Junction in the Mojave Desert. It's the borax capital of America - or even the world.
The super blooms across California have been spectacular this spring. The Whitewater Preserve outside of Palm Springs is just one many examples of the landscape coming alive with color.
The Ford Foundation will invest as much as $1 billion out of its $12 billion endowment to accelerate mission-related investing over the next decade.
Tom’s of Maine, in a partnership with TerraCycle, says it has a solution for unwanted toys. Consumers can collect unwanted or broken toys and ship them to the upcycling company.
PETA purchased 230 shares – or about $4,000 worth of Canada Goose’s equity – in order to speak at the outerwear company's annual shareholder meetings and, more importantly, to submit shareholder resolutions related to animal cruelty.
One of the threats occurring under the Trump administration is the threat of allowing oil and gas drilling, which would significantly hurt national parks.
Evidence suggests that the Trump Administration will resort to land grab tactics such as eminent domain if necessary in order to build a border wall between Mexico and the U.S. But Texas landowners will be in the administration's way.
The House Resources Committee asked congressional budget writers to reserve $50 million in order to transfer federally-managed lands to state and local governments.
Patagonia pulled out of the annual Outdoor Retailer trade show in Utah due to the state leadership's opposition to the new Bears Ears National Monument.
A planned coal-fired power plant in Bangladesh would be located near the world’s largest mangrove forest, which is home to endangered species such as the Bengal tiger. NGOs are furious, and an online petition urging citizens to pressure Rampal's financial backers has scored over 1 million signatures.
The political and economic chaos in Brazil threatens much of the progress the country has made since the turn of the century, including reforms that fight modern slavery.
Matthias and Tabea Oppliger founded Glowbalact in 2011. Its social enterprise in Israel, A.I.R., provides job training to former sex workers as a steppingstone toward becoming more integrated in society.