The Peter Benchley Ocean Awards are the world’s preeminent ocean honors, often called, ‘The Academy Awards of the Ocean.’ They recognize outstanding contributions to marine conservation across a full range of society. Categories include national stewardship, policy, science, media, youth, ocean exploration, solutions, and the citizen activist ‘Hero of the Seas.’ Every category may not [...]Read more »
By Peter Menyasz
in Bloomberg BNA
Sept. 5 — Canadian beekeepers have filed a class action lawsuit against Bayer CropScience Inc. and Syngenta Canada Inc. claiming C$450 million ($414 million) in damages for negligence related to the use of neonicotinoid insecticides.
The lawsuit, which also names the firms’ foreign parents—Germany-based Bayer AG and Switzerland-based Syngenta International AG—claims [...]
News of this morning’s federal court decision against BP broke as I was aboard a 40-foot oyster boat in the Louisiana delta, just off the coast of Empire, a suburb of New Orleans.
The reaction: stunned silence. Then a bit of optimism.
“This is huge,” said John Tesvich, chair of the Louisiana Oyster Task Force, his industry’s [...]
The widening gap between America’s wealthiest and its middle and lower classes is “unsustainable”, but is unlikely to improve any time soon, according to a Harvard Business School study released on Monday.
The study, titled “An Economy Doing Half its Job”, said American companies – particularly big ones – were showing some signs of recovering their [...]
Senate Democrats took the first step to try and stem the flood of unregulated dark money that’s swamped politics since 2010, with a first procedural vote on a constitutional amendment to allow stronger regulation of campaign finances.
The unregulated cash spigot opened in 2010, when the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision reversed decades of precedent to [...]