By Alison Young and Peter Eisler, USAToday A scientific journal article 10 years ago warned that people living near hundreds of forgotten lead factory sites could be in danger. Did the government heed the warning? And was the threat real? Those are the questions that launched USA TODAY’s “Ghost Factories” investigation. The newspaper’s initial 14-month [...]
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The sustainability story is as big as Wal-Mart and as a local as a neighborhood coffee shop. So, where do you begin? Use this basics package as a guide for covering sustainability topics.
Less than a month to go before Christmas (or, as it may end up being dubbed this year, Unwrapping Tuesday, given the burgeoning marketing trend of day-of-the-week gimmicks) and the sleigh still is bulging with interesting seasonal business angles. Retail sales over the Black Friday- Cyber Monday stretch formerly known as Thanksgiving weekend are being spun as disappointing, [...]
Tony Kennedy of the Minneapolis Star Tribune heard a tip that a former zoning administrator in the paper’s coverage area had resigned and taken a job at a mineral company. It was the same company that received a county permit for a frac sand mine, Tony’s story says. From that tip, Tony found other county [...]
The free webinar, “California’s Cap-and-Trade Law — What You Need to Know,” took place Oct. 29, 2012.
California’s cap-and-trade program to limit carbon emissions economywide kicks into high gear in 2013, and the first auction of greenhouse gas allowances is set for Nov. 14, 2012. Tune into this hourlong session with UCLA economist Matthew Kahn on what you need to know about this new initiative, part of California’s Global Warming Solutions Act (Assembly Bill 32, or AB 32).
With boggling news this week that 100 million iPads are floating around out there — and more to come with Apple’s debut of the new mini iPad – one does start to wonder “What happens to all the old iPads?” The answer to that question is a timely one amid the announcement of the new [...]
In the month of October, dark themes reign – even, sometimes, for financial writers. And if ever you’ve wanted to feature the business of death, there’s no time like the next few weeks. When you think about it, death care, as the industry calls it, is the last purveyor of goods or services that most [...]
Well, it looks as though no farm bill will be passed by Congress before the Nov. 6 general election, a cause of consternation throughout much of the agriculture industry. According to this worthwhile MinnPost.com article, there won’t be too many immediate effects, because of stop-gap funding and also that many provisions of a new bill, had [...]
California’s cap-and-trade program to limit carbon emissions economy-wide kicks into high gear next year, and the first auction of greenhouse gas allowances is set for Nov. 14, 2012.
If you cover business or the environment, tune in Oct. 29 for this informative, hourlong webinar with UCLA economist Matthew Kahn on what you need to know about this new initiative, part of California’s Global Warming Solutions Act (Assembly Bill 32, or AB 32).
The new report this week suggesting that organic foods aren’t any more nutritious than those grown using conventional methods must have sent a chill down the spine of many a grower and seller of organic edibles. And the contentious topic, at this harvest time of year, is a great hook for business writers who want [...]