Archives for People and the Planet - Page 2
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.
According to Reuters, some within the UN's leadership realized that it would benefit next week’s meeting drafting a global tobacco control treaty if delegates who work within, or have ties to, state-owned tobacco companies are barred from attending the proceedings.
A study published last week in the journal Nature suggests this upcoming winter could have a dramatic impact across the world’s northern regions. While gas bills will rise, increasing organizations' global warming impact, there are business opportunities to be had as well.
According to Rainforest Action Network, liquefied natural gas terminals proposed in southern Texas cities such as Brownsville pose a long-term threat to both the local economy and environment.
After two years of litigation, Seventh Generation agreed to pay a $4.5 million settlement over allegations that it deceptively marketed, labeled, and promoted its cleaning and personal car products as "natural."
On any given day, over 1,000 Americans are treated in emergency rooms for opioid misuse. In addition to the pain inflicted on countless families, the annual cost of emergency room and inpatient care for opioid poisonings hovers around $20 billion. What can drug companies do to help America cope with this ongoing addiction crisis?
The NGO Ceres recently issued a report on how insurance companies are responding to climate change risks. And the results show insurers have a long road ahead.
ClientEarth, which describes itself as a group of activist lawyers committed to a cleaner planet, is suing the U.K. government over what it calls a “national air pollution crisis.”
Even on a snowy day, Lake Louise shined with awe-inspiring beauty. So no matter when you travel to the Calgary area, don't miss out on this special place. It is one of many reasons why Banff is one of the happiest places on earth.
The IUCN says that Africa's elephant population has seen its worst decline in 25 years. Based on a wide collection of data, the continent most likely has 93,000 fewer of these incredible animals than 10 years ago.