The increased commercial popularity of African palm oil as a cheap vegetable oil and biofuel has contributed to environmental disasters and the displacement of communities across Guatemala.
Is it possible to reduce the prison population by 50 percent in 15 years? Led by activist Glenn E. Martin, who spent seven years in New York prisons, a new national organization named Just Leadership USA is working to do just that. Martin notes that the 65 million Americans who have a criminal record represent a huge, untapped political force.
Corporate pledges by Walmart, Bank of America, Apple and others to reduce their carbon emissions leave a lot to be desired. In fact, including the energy use of corporations' overseas operations, signatories of the American Business Act on Climate Change pledge are not promising much.