Economy & Business

In Trump Era, Author Ponders What TR Would Do

The environmental legacy of past presidents tells us much about the current White House, whose occupant author Douglas Brinkley calls "a used car salesman of the worst kind." In this "Between the Lines" Q&A, the historian talks about what we can learn from TR and FDR, the future of the environmental movement and the role of journalists.

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March 20, 2018 to March 22, 2018

World Bio Markets

The 13th annual World Bio Markets event, taking place in Amsterdam, offers the latest updates on biobased supply chain players. The agenda includes three streams of content: bio-based chemicals, sustainable products and bio-fuels.

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"To Fight Climate Change, New York City Takes on Oil Companies"

"Seeking to position himself as a national leader against climate change, Mayor Bill de Blasio on Wednesday announced a two-pronged attack against the fossil-fuel industry, including a vow that city pension funds would divest about $5 billion from companies involved in the fossil fuel business."

Source: NY Times, 01/11/2018
January 30, 2018

Sustainability Measurement in China: Fostering a Race to the Top

The Earth Institute’s Research Program on Sustainability Policy and Management invites you to this event at Columbia University in New York City. Reception follows.

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2018 Elections Could Be Game-Changer for Environment, Energy

The 2018 elections may prove highly consequential for environment and energy policy, possibly slowing or even reversing the Trump-GOP deregulatory agenda. The latest Issue Backgrounder helps reporters frame the choices voters face, including environmental justice and offshore drilling.

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Without Fanfare, Oil Companies Received A Tax Break On New Year’s Day

"Congressional Republicans allowed a tax on oil companies that generated hundreds of millions of dollars annually for federal oil-spill response efforts to expire this week — a move that amounts to another corporate break in the wake of lawmakers’ sweeping tax overhaul late last month."

Source: Washington Post, 01/05/2018

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