fastcoexist.com - About the author Adele Peters is a staff writer at Fast Company who focuses on solutions to some of the world's largest problems, from climate change to homelessness. Previously, she worked with GOOD, BioLite, and the Sustainable Products and Solutions program at UC Berkeley. More
NEW YORK -– When The New York Times reported last month on life in Raqqa, Syria, the de facto capital of the extremist group the Islamic State, the paper didn’t reveal its reporter’s identity or that anyone
In a free market economic system the cost of goods and services greatly influences consumer choices and behaviors. A significant problem with our current economic model is that it does not account for
Arizona Public Service, the largest utility in the state, is facing scrutiny over whether it is secretly funding a campaign against two Republican candidates for the state's utility regulatory commission.
When more than 400,000 people were left without safe drinking water in Ohio and Michigan this past weekend, Lake Erie's troubling algae blooms received intense scrutiny. Though people were told Monday
The New York State Department of Education has labeled 40 schools in New York City "persistently dangerous." The state released its latest list of unsafe schools on Tuesday. Of the 47 schools on the 2013
What's a politician to do when he or she takes a tough question from a reporter? Well, in general, they do this thing called "dodging the question," dispensing a publicist-massaged talking point, or changing
WASHINGTON -- Conservative financier Art Pope, the North Carolina’s deputy budget director partly responsible for engineering the state's strong rightward shift, is stepping down from his post in Gov.
It's hurricane season in Hawaii and it's turning out to be one helluva season. Two very rare, back-to-back storms are headed for the islands: Hurricane Iselle, a weakening but still potentially dangerous
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Three prominent Democratic senators on Tuesday urged President Barack Obama to use his executive authority to reduce or eliminate tax breaks for companies that shift their headquarters
Former GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain said Wednesday that despite Tuesday night’s win for what he considers is the Republican establishment in the primaries, the tea party movement is still going
(Reuters) - New Jersey voters favor Democrat Hillary Clinton over their own Governor Chris Christie in the 2016 presidential race, according to a poll released on Wednesday. Former Secretary of State Clinton
(AP/Susan Walsh) Will recent victories in Mississippi and Alabama influence the outcome in a Texas legal challenge? Let’s hope Katie McDonough August 6, 2014 3:34pm (UTC) In the last week, two courts struck
Rand Paul (Reuters/Kevin Lamarque) Rand Paul keeps trying to have it both ways on so many issues. This act won’t get him far in a presidential race Jim Newell August 6, 2014 3:50pm (UTC) Let's play one
Washington (CNN) – Hillary Clinton is beating New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on his own turf, a new poll finds. Fifty percent of New Jersey voters - who reelected Christie in 2013 - said they would vote
This is a pivotal moment in the global movement to protect the oceans from an ongoing trend of over-exploitation that threatens marine ecosystems worldwide. The ocean conservation community has now developed