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Sowing Seeds for Girls in STEM

Amelia Gandara | Posted 10.06.2014 | Technology
Amelia Gandara

So is one of the missing links between successfully creating a new generation of rocket scientists, computer programmers and technology geniuses simply that they aren't exposed to any role models? Are we not lifting up scientists and engineers? Where is the Serena Williams of the STEM world?

When New York Ruled the Universe: 50 Years Later, Revisiting the Dreamscape of the 1964-65 World's Fair

Peter Mandel | Posted 10.18.2014 | New York
Peter Mandel

To try and reach back there, I'm going straight to the source. Not to new books like Joseph Tirella's Tomorrow-Land, but to a dust-blanketed old one. It's one that's been wedged in the back of my shelf since the summer of 1964: The Official Guide to the New York World's Fair.

Science Academy Falters in Launch of New GE Study

Dr. Marcia Ishii-Eiteman | Posted 10.12.2014 | Green
Dr. Marcia Ishii-Eiteman

As I looked over the bios provided on NRC's webpage, I quickly realized that the Council appears to have a pretty poor idea of how to carry out such a challenging, complex and multifaceted study. In fact, this week 67 scientists and researchers publicly rebuked the NRC for failing, right at the outset, to put together a slate of experts equipped for the task.

Mark Cuban Threatens To Dump Companies That Move Offshore

The Huffington Post | Emily Cohn | Posted 07.25.2014 | Business

Corporate greed is getting out of hand, and Mark Cuban isn't going to take it anymore. The billionaire investor and owner of the NBA's Dallas Maver...

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GE Capital Pays Up For Denying Spanish Speakers Access To Credit Card Repayment Program

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 06.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Synchrony Bank, formerly known as GE Capital, has reached an agreement with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the Justice Dep...

Here's What's Important About the Internet of Things Day 2014

Beverly Macy | Posted 04.13.2014 | Technology
Beverly Macy

April 9, 2014 was the Global Internet of Things Day and people and organizations from all over gathered to talk about the next NEW thing. More than s...

We Are All Malala

Carl Pope | Posted 06.14.2014 | Green
Carl Pope

What is the best technology to supply remote Pakistani villages and urban slums with roof-top power? How can India use solar water pumping to slash its waste of water and power and liberate crop yields?

Supreme Court Right-Wingers Poison Majority-Rule Democracy

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 06.07.2014 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

Squelching political corruption was the purpose of the campaign spending finance laws that the right-wing justices gutted. The spending limits shrank billionaires' ability buy politicians.

The Profitability of Good Health

Mark Chasan | Posted 06.01.2014 | Business
Mark Chasan

Despite the groundswell of evidence supporting the profitability of health and sustainability programs, many executives today are stuck in an old mindset that categorically views such programs as "fluffy" cost centers not profit centers.

Organizational Culture Meets Porn

Eduardo P. Braun | Posted 05.26.2014 | Business
Eduardo P. Braun

Create a sense of purpose. Which is the dream? It must be something that wakes up emotions, that makes us jump out of bed every morning and run to work -- and don't dare tell me the dream is to increase sales by 10 percent.

So Fannie and Freddie Weren't the Problem...

Harlan Green | Posted 05.21.2014 | Business
Harlan Green

We are learning just how much mortgage fraud was committed by 18 national and international banks and other financial entities that the Federal Housin...

Natural Gas No Fit for GE's Ecomagination

Carol Pierson Holding | Posted 05.14.2014 | Green
Carol Pierson Holding

Natural gas delays the transition away from fossil fuels and into a survivable future at a critical moment.

Electrify Africa Act Needs To Change Course

Justin Guay | Posted 04.20.2014 | Green
Justin Guay

The direction Power Africa, President Obama's signature initiative to address energy poverty in sub-Saharan Africa, is headed is worrying. Worse, t...

Warning: Industry Spin May Be Hazardous to Your Health; Learn the Truth About GE Foods

Elizabeth Kucinich | Posted 02.11.2014 | Home
Elizabeth Kucinich

I've taken a tiny sampling of the industry's talking points and looked a little deeper. The following claims come from the Coalition for Safe Affordable Food. The arguments they are propagating are beyond flawed and incomplete: They are downright wrong.

USDA Greenlights Dow's 2,4-D Seeds

Dr. Marcia Ishii-Eiteman | Posted 03.19.2014 | Home
Dr. Marcia Ishii-Eiteman

USDA welcomed in the new year by presenting Dow AgroSciences with a bountiful gift: a virtual green light for the pesticide company's new genetically engineered (GE) corn and soybean seeds. These crops are designed specifically to be used with Dow's infamous herbicide, 2,4-D.

Make CSR Hard Core

Jens Martin Skibsted | Posted 02.05.2014 | Business
Jens Martin Skibsted

Corporate ethics is booming. Every major company has its own Corporate Social Responsibility program. CSR consulting is big business, and more and more companies are following suit. But is social responsibility also economically sustainable?

Is There a Jacqueline Welch at Microsoft?

Dr. Sasha Galbraith | Posted 12.24.2013 | Business
Dr. Sasha Galbraith

What does Microsoft need? Probably not a vision. It needs a strong manager, who is slightly left-of-center and willing to break the rules, but has credibility with important constituents (i.e., software engineers).

Cities as Laboratories, Discovering America's Healthcare Solutions

Sue Siegel | Posted 12.02.2013 | Impact
Sue Siegel

What would happen if we applied that same type of curiosity -- that innovative laboratory mindset -- to our current healthcare system. Could we make a dent in the $2.8 trillion dollar health care bill we're expected this year?

Golden Rice Is Not So Golden

Dr. Marcia Ishii-Eiteman | Posted 11.12.2013 | Green
Dr. Marcia Ishii-Eiteman

Golden Rice is no closer to solving the complex societal and public health problems underlying micronutrient deficiencies than before.

Will Sochi 2014 Olympic Game Partners Walk Their Talk?

Soul Dancer | Posted 10.12.2013 | Business
Soul Dancer

According to Sochi2014.com the following companies are worldwide Olympic partners: Coca-Cola Atos Dow GE McDonalds Omega Panasonic P&G Samsung Visa ...

The Era of Corporate Silence on Climate Policy Is Ending

Andrew Winston | Posted 10.09.2013 | Green
Andrew Winston

Shouldn't companies get involved now instead of waiting to see what governments come up with on their own?

GE's New Wind Turbines Have A Nifty Little Trick

Posted 08.07.2013 | Green

From Mother Nature Network's Sami Grover: I have something to confess. I am a huge fan of renewable energy, but I never paid much attention to sci...

The Killing Fields: Industrial Agriculture, Dead Zones and Genetically Engineered Corn

Elizabeth Kucinich | Posted 10.01.2013 | Green
Elizabeth Kucinich

Scientists are predicting one of the largest dead zones ever in the Gulf of Mexico this year, with estimates ranging from 7,286 to 8,561 square miles, or as large as the state of New Jersey.

Companies Labeled As Potential Threats To Financial System

AP | MARCY GORDON | Posted 07.10.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON -- U.S. regulators have labeled insurer American International Group Inc. and General Electric Co.'s finance arm as potential threats to th...

Vestas, GE Seek Domestic Wind Power Projects

The Greeley Tribune | Sharon Dunn | Posted 09.07.2013 | Denver

Orders for wind turbines for Vestas have ramped up worldwide, but projects in the United States are still relatively flat. But officials at Vestas an...