The long-shot presidential candidate wants to prove you can farm without destroying the environment. But like his campaign, it’s an expensive undertaking that’s had mixed results.
"You know, you look at climate change, that is people who are saying, 'we'd rather make money than save the world.' That is an amazing statement, and it's happening today. And there are politicians supporting that."
In 2010, billionaire hedge-fund investor Tom Steyer took a giant step back from Wall Street, quitting his firm and pledging his fortune to a slate of charitable causes, notably the existential threat posed by climate change. And the money flowed –
Burning through $55 million so far, a ballot initiative is one of the most expensive campaigns in the country.
The sum, which is expected to be concentrated on the governor's race, is a new record for the environmental group, the organization said.
By keeping Americans focused on the climate benefits of gas vs. coal, industry seeks to delay a broader debate of the deficits of gas vs. renewables.
Lessons from environmental and economic restoration efforts in the Ruhr Valley could help usher Appalachia into a new era.
Study finds decreasing lead in topsoil coincides with reductions in children's blood levels, which suggests playing around the dirt may be an important source of the toxic for children