Archives for Top Stories of 2017
Zoltan Istvan, a Libertarian candidate for governor of California, wants to provide a universal basic income for all state residents -- and lease out public lands to generate the revenues. Could it work? Would Californians buy in?
The "father" of climate science, James Hansen, recently embraced a proposal by GOP elders to implement a revenue-neutral carbon tax that would pay dividends to every legal resident in the U.S.
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.
Federal investigators have agreed to a $35 million settlement with Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals over the company's alleged negligence in distributing opioid pain medications. But one lawmaker called the settlement “chump change.”
The newswires were buzzing last week over the story that pirates hijacked a commercial ship off the shores of Somalia -- but the focus on "pirates" overlooks factors such as overfishing, poverty, smuggling and even deforestation.
A new report, co-written by several NGOs and human rights organizations, looks at some of the world’s largest companies to give a snapshot of their human rights performance.
It turns out ExxonMobil was not the only energy company researching the effects of climate change decades ago. Shell produced a video on climate change in 1991, though critics say the company hardly heeded its own warnings.
New satellite photos released by the NGO Mighty reveal evidence that a South Korean-owned palm oil producer is violating its self-imposed moratorium on felling virgin rainforest. But that's not the only company NGOs say is breaking the rules when it comes to deforestation and human rights.
According to a recent study, India’s air is becoming the deadliest on Earth -- outpacing even China, which loses over a million people a year to air pollution.
Insisting that “on-again-off-again regulation is a poor way to protect the environment,” eight veterans of previous Republican administrations met with White House officials to float the idea of a revenue-neutral carbon tax.
A new CDP report reveals that emission reductions led to a combined $12.4 billion in cost savings for its supply chain member companies last year.
The Festival at Masdar City is a nice way to wrap up the United Arab Emirates’ most important sustainability event. After a full week of networking and speeches, ADSW wraps up with a fun weekend of activities to which the general public is invited.