Archives for People and the Planet
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.
The drive from anywhere in the San Joaquin Valley to Yosemite National Park is sublime. Farms give way to hills, which eventually transition into the spectacular Sierra Nevadas.
The Bay Area is arguably becoming the most economically and culturally segregated metropolitan region in the U.S. In short: Housing is becoming even more expensive, and more people of color are packing their bags and leaving.
One of the best diversions from the San Joaquin Valley is the area around Millerton Lake, where the eponymous river has diverted by Friant Dam.
This week, Apple partnered with the Conservation Fund to donate 32,400 acres of forest to the Forest Society of Maine. The tech giant's gift connects over 1 million acres of forest that reach far beyond Maine’s border with Canada.
As the COP22 talks continue, the U.S., Canada and Mexico announced ambitious greenhouse gas reduction targets for 2050. Those plans were preceded earlier in the week by Germany, which was the first country to disclose an emissions reduction agenda for 2050.
While Congress looks to slash Medicare benefits, groups like AARP are continuing to sound the drumbeat about the valuable, high-quality care this national program offers.
There will be setbacks, including a threat to the COP21 agreement, due to the election of Donald Trump. However, Tuesday’s outcome does not have to cause a complete freak-out: unless we idly stand by and allow such events to happen.
The NGO Nest is trying to make the global artisan goods market more transparent. And it has an ally in West End, a subsidiary of Williams-Sonoma that specializes in contemporary furniture and housewares.