environment

BlackRock CEO Larry Fink, in a suit with no tie, holds a microphone as he speaks during the Clinton Global Initiative conference in New York City on Sept. 19, 2022.t

GOP leaders target ‘woke’ investments through state pension funds

BY: - September 19, 2022

Republicans in state capitals across the country are targeting an investing concept known as environmental, social and corporate governance criteria, or ESG for short. Describing these investment criteria as “woke” and “misguided activism,” GOP officials argue that by taking these factors into account when making investment choices, financial institutions are putting ideology ahead of making […]

For kidney patients, the water crisis in Jackson holds especially high stakes

BY: - August 31, 2022

Thousands of Jacksonians with kidney failure rely on clean water to power the dialysis treatments that keep them alive. As the city’s water system collapses, dialysis providers have brought in tanker trucks full of water to ensure patients don’t have to miss their treatment. Lack of access to clean water also creates risks for patients […]

Scrap tires pile up in Arkansas as state recycling funds fall short

BY: - August 25, 2022

Arkansas is on the cusp of a big rubber problem. Unusable tires are piling up at tire shops, car dealerships and waste collection sites around the state.  Those black rubber stacks will continue to grow unless state government acts quickly to patch up the program, which recently ran out of money.  The Arkansas Division of […]