Against Amazon's Wishes, Seattle Passes 'Head Tax' on Big Businesses
In a unanimous decision (9-0) yesterday, the Seattle City Council approved a version of the “head tax” plan—a progressive tax on big businesses to combat homelessness in the city—putting an end to months of fierce debate. Read more.
Wild bees are worth some $1.5 billion to key fruit and vegetable crops
in North America, according to new research that warned declines in
these pollinators threatens the productivity of economically important
agriculture. Read more.