Impact investing is a big topic of conversation this week at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. I'm participating in various sessions here at Davos on this key opportunity.
Plastic is everywhere. Not just in our homes and cars and offices - it has moved beyond our garbage bins and can be found littered on our city streets...
The world's water crisis is a large problem to wrap your head around. Every year nearly 3.4 million people will die from preventable waterborne illnesses. Every 21 seconds, a child will die from a preventable waterborne illness.
Canadian exploration company Northern Dynasty Minerals is the only partner remaining in the once formidable Pebble Partnership - the poorly-funded proponent of the reckless scheme to build a massive mine in the headwaters of the world's greatest wild salmon fishery.
You've heard of New Year's health resolutions, but is your home making you sick? Doing your part to protect your home means reducing the exposure to toxins, pesticides, gases, mites and mold.
Flint's tap water serves as indictment of all those who believed that the private sector can fulfill our social needs and that tax cuts matter more than public investments.
After I gave a few examples of how the TPP can ruin the lives of Americans, (which I recorded), I admonished the young man from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce for his dereliction of duty in laying out the whole truth.
Mike Burry, the hedge fund manager featured in the movie The Big Short, anticipated the housing crash by reading loan documents. Similarly, those in the food and agriculture arena predict a massive shift in farming practices by studying the inimical effects of the widely used weedkiller, RoundUp®.
Changes in leadership and public health proclamations are not enough. Flint residents need answers, accountability, and changes in the way that our nation's safe drinking water laws are implemented in Michigan.
Now what is needed is for California communities to know what is required of them if they want to build a facility and, where needed, for more desalination plants to be fast-tracked. Planning for water scarcity in California is prudent.
Miriam Cartheret from Germany, Shu Fen Ong from Singapore, and Bettina Bergoo from the US, are three young women who have worked in rural Uganda to bu...
Make no doubt about it: This is a public-health disaster that requires city, state and federal leadership and cooperation, including more transparency about how Flint's drinking water is tested and treated.
Most of us give nary a thought to tap water anymore. We bypass the sink and head right to the refrigerator to select a plastic bottle of water to quench our thirst. Not Dr. Janet Haas, chairman of the William Penn foundation.
Water quality is often questionable, as water is re-contaminated during transportation in jerrycans, and families get sick from preventable waterborne illnesses. This problem is not unique to Niger -- it's the daily reality for 827 million people living in cities in the developing world today.
Degrading the Bay took more than a century, and it won't be restored overnight. This fall's crystal clear waters are a window into what is possible if we continue working to stem the flow of pollution.
It's Evan Thomas' observational grace notes that deliver the complete Nixon. You've got to empathize with a guy who was totally helpless with anything mechanical and was comically clumsy while wrestling a lobster that clawed onto his suit.