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Number Of Registered Lobbyists Plunges As Spending Declines Yet Again

OpenSecrets Blog | Posted 08.09.2016 | Politics
OpenSecrets Blog

The lobbying industry may start arguing for its own bailout bill, given the relentless decline in reported spending for its services.

Corporate Sponsorships Of Olympics Make Political Investments Look Like A Very Good Deal

OpenSecrets Blog | Posted 08.05.2016 | Politics
OpenSecrets Blog

If you thought there was a lot of corporate money in politics, you haven't seen the amount of cash that goes into sponsoring the U.S. Olympic games.

Scientists Seek Ban On Monsanto's RoundUp

Judy Frankel | Posted 06.16.2016 | Healthy Living
Judy Frankel

On Tuesday, a delegation of independent scientists urged the EPA to ban RoundUp, Monsanto's flagship herbicide at the O'Neill House Office Building in...

How to Get Decision-Makers to Invest in Nature

Mark Tercek | Posted 06.07.2016 | Green
Mark Tercek

A healthy coral reef like this one in Grenada can reduce wave energy by 97%, providing natural protection from storms for homes and businesses located...

Bhopal Call for Justice Missing on Key Facts

Radhika Iyengar | Posted 05.24.2016 | World
Radhika Iyengar

I was very young when the world's worst industrial disaster hit Bhopal the night of 2nd Dec 1984. My mom woke me up at 4am that morning and I thought I had to get ready for school.

Antonin Scalia's Death Just Cost This Company $835 Million

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 02.27.2016 | Politics

Dow Chemical Co., one of America's largest chemical manufacturers, agreed on Friday to settle a price-fixing lawsuit for $835 million in the wake of J...

10 Sustainable Business Stories That Shaped 2015

Andrew Winston | Posted 01.13.2016 | Business
Andrew Winston

The year 2015 was a pivotal time when humanity turned more decisively toward building a thriving and sustainable world.

40 Years on, the Vietnam War Continues for Victims of Agent Orange

Marjorie Cohn | Posted 12.16.2015 | Politics
Marjorie Cohn

Twenty years ago, the United States and Vietnam normalized diplomatic relations in an effort to put the terrible legacy of the war behind them. But for the survivors -- both Vietnamese and American -- the war continues.

A New Approach for Multinational Corporations and Social Enterprises to Tackle Poverty in Africa

Alice Korngold | Posted 09.10.2016 | Business
Alice Korngold

Together, Dow, Acumen, Unilever and other participating MNCs, NGOs, and SEs, are developing and continuously improving on a process to leverage each other's greatest assets to grow their enterprises and build a better world.

Hillary vs. Bernie on Frankenfood

Judy Frankel | Posted 06.23.2016 | Politics
Judy Frankel

Food is a good reason for Democrats and Republicans to abscond from their "politics as usual" party loyalties and vote for Bernie Sanders, the 38-year Independent running against Hillary Clinton for the Democratic primary.

Forbes Reinventing America: The Entrepreneurial Workforce Summit in Detroit

Sugar Rautbord | Posted 05.14.2016 | Business
Sugar Rautbord

Paul Noglows, the executive producer of the Forbes Reinventing America Project, brought together all the ideas, personalities, innovations, corporate cultures, and solutions in an opinion-packed summit to a city that is convinced it is a new frontier.

The Corporate Governance Climate in 2015

Ellevate | Posted 06.06.2015 | Business
Ellevate

To maximize effectiveness, the composition of a corporate board should reflect its customers, the employees of the company and even other stakeholders such as investors.

GMO Science Deniers: Monsanto and the USDA

Andrew Kimbrell | Posted 05.20.2015 | Green
Andrew Kimbrell

Perhaps no group of science deniers has been more ridiculed than those who deny the science of evolution. What you may not know is that Monsanto and our United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) are among them.

Bhopal Anniversary: Redefining "Natural"

The Yes Men | Posted 02.02.2015 | Politics
The Yes Men

Emissions of a toxic sort, the quick-acting kind like at Bhopal, or the slow-acting kind the whole world is starting to reel from today: to stop them isn't a technical issue. It's a matter of redefining what we want natural to really mean.

30 Years Later, Those Responsible for India's Bhopal Disaster Must Be Held Accountable

Salil Shetty | Posted 02.02.2015 | World
Salil Shetty

It is neither justice nor equality when a U.S. company can evade accountability for the deaths of thousands of people in India.

'Green News Report' -- December 2, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 02.01.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: UN climate summit underway to map the future of global warming; Californ...

Hollywood Stardust and Poison

Rebecca Tinsley | Posted 01.04.2015 | Green
Rebecca Tinsley

The anniversary of the Bhopal disaster should shame us, and worry us about our own vulnerability to cost-cutting at domestic chemical factories. But it should also provoke despair at how successive Indian governments treat the health of its citizens with such indifference.

Dow Chemical and Monsanto Are At It Again as EPA and USDA Approve "Agent Orange" Crops

Andrew Kimbrell | Posted 12.27.2014 | Green
Andrew Kimbrell

Agent Orange was primarily manufactured by Dow Chemical and Monsanto, and these two companies are at it again. This time, they've teamed up to unleash a mixture of their chemical herbicides on the American farmland.

Warren Buffett as Market Manipulator -- Impossible?

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 09.27.2014 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

Is it possible that even Warren Buffett has clay feet, stooping to the very actions whose cynicism and manipulative enterprise has made many so wary of a structure that rewards the few at the cost of the many?

Exceptional Volume of Pesticides Used by Chemical Companies in Hawaii

Andrea Brower | Posted 10.01.2014 | Hawaii
Andrea Brower

The connection between the chemical industry's deep and widespread influence in Hawaii, and a regulatory system that fails to protect people's health and the environment, is of grave concern to residents.

Sleeping With the Enemy

Mary Ellen Hannibal | Posted 08.02.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Hannibal

"Green Is Good," T.D. Max's story mostly about The Nature Conservancy (TNC) in the May 12 New Yorker, starts out covering TNC's current strategy to partner with big polluters to get them to mitigate in the interest of their own bottom lines.

This Industry Is Among The Big Spenders On Lobbying This Quarter

Center For Public Integrity | Dave Levinthal | Posted 04.22.2014 | Politics

America’s most powerful special interests are collectively regaining their appetite for old-school government lobbying. About half of the nation...

Paper or Foam -- For Your Take-Out Cup, That Is?

Paul Alexander | Posted 06.17.2014 | Politics
Paul Alexander

Go into Jamba Juice today and you'll find something new. Your drink will be served in a specially designed double-walled paper cup.

Meet the New Monsanto: Dow Chemical... and Their New 'Agent Orange' Crops

Andrew Kimbrell | Posted 04.20.2014 | Home
Andrew Kimbrell

There is one company that may even be worse than Monsanto. And unless we act soon, that company is going to start contaminating our farms and our food in ways we have never seen before. Meet the Dow Chemical company.

The Difference Between a Farmer and a Global Chemical Corporation

Andrea Brower | Posted 04.13.2014 | Hawaii
Andrea Brower

Whether one is skeptical, hopeful, or a mix of both about the science and technology of genetic engineering, we must differentiate between what is good for Dow, DuPont, Monsanto, Syngenta, BASF and Bayer, and what is good for farmers and farmworkers.