Environmental policy failures contributed to Sri Lanka’s people power revolution

Earlier this month, a people power movement in Sri Lanka forced the deeply unpopular president Gotabaya Rajapaksa out of office. Among those leading this movement were the country’s environmental activists. Mismanagement of environmental concerns contributed to the unpopularity and eventual resignation, in the face of popular protests, of Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Sri Lanka’sContinue Reading

Environmental policy failures contributed to Sri Lanka's people power revolution

Mismanagement of environmental concerns contributed to the unpopularity and eventual resignation, in the face of popular protests, of Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Sri Lanka’s president. While Rajapaksa’s main legacy is the worst economic crisis in the country’s history, he also leaves behind a multitude of failed environmental policies, critics say. Uncontrolled exploitationContinue Reading

In Sri Lanka, environmental policy failures helped fuel a people power revolution

Mismanagement of environmental concerns contributed to the unpopularity and eventual resignation, in the face of popular protests, of Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Sri Lanka’s president. While Rajapaksa’s main legacy is the worst economic crisis in the country’s history, he also leaves behind a multitude of failed environmental policies, critics say. Uncontrolled exploitationContinue Reading

Meet The Corporate Leaders With the Bold Plan To Hire 1 Million Black People

More than 18 months after its inception, OneTen–the initiative designed by Kenneth Frazier, retired CEO and current executive chairman of pharmaceutical giant Merck, former American Express Chairman and CEO Ken Chenault, and former Infor CEO and Chairman Charles Phillips–has been gaining momentum fulfilling pledges made by leaders of the nation’sContinue Reading

Cars Kill People and the Environment

The sound of tires squealing was the first indication something was wrong. As I was walking past the Rite-Aid near the Capitol Hill light rail station, I looked behind me I saw a minivan swerve too fast down East Olive Way. The driver veered left in the direction of a crowdContinue Reading

youth environmental issues

How do we put this politely: We’re F**K*d … or pretty close. Young people will probably bear the worst brunt of climate change. That’s on top of all the f*ck*ry happening right now: Guns and mass shootings, the disappearing rights of girls and women to make decisions over their ownContinue Reading