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    BHP Eschews Oil for Farming

    Podcast | Aug 20, 2021 | Kevin Kwok, Cole Martin

    The largest mining company in the world, BHP Group, has made three massive moves this week. First, it said it would sell its oil and gas operations to oil and gas company Woodside Petroleum in exchange for shares that it will distribute to its own investors. Second, it approved a 5.7 billion USD investment to build a massive new potash fertilizer mine in Canada called the Jansen potash project. And third, it will collapse it’s dual listing across London and Australia and focus only on its Australia listing. We discuss the first two moves and what they mean for the global fight to reduce carbon.

    It is Scorching in Seattle and Overdraft Fees are SO 2020

    Podcast | Jul 2, 2021 | Kevin Kwok, Antonios Panagiotopoulos

    A record-breaking heat bubble over the Pacific Northwest reminds us of the challenges that climate change holds in store. For North American oil pipelines, grassroots campaigns are leveraging global climate concerns to drive successful opposition to new pipeline projects. And in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic, Ally Bank’s decision to scrap overdraft fees has raised interesting questions for the age-old banking industry in a time of rising inequality.