Rachel Koning Beals, Moneyish

Rachel Koning Beals


Mountain View, CA, United States

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Recent articles by Rachel:

Major report calls on SEC, Fed, banks and insurers for robust climate-risk disclosure

The gatekeepers of financial markets should embrace smarter climate-change technology, accessible risk data, and consider a call for taxes or... → Read More

Prince William to Bezos and other space billionaires: 'Repair this planet, not find the next'

Prince William voices his disapproval of the high-priced space pursuits just a day after former "Star Trek" actor William Shatner becomes the oldest man to... → Read More

Future floods could soak thousands of hospitals, utilities and 63,000 miles of road, says rare report that turns industry data public

Bailing out basement family rooms or navigating washed-out roads is harrowing enough, but few Americans may realize the risk of flooding for utilities,... → Read More

Every Whale Is Worth $2 Million? Why It’s Time to Add the Value of Nature to GDP.

An increasing chorus of economists and policy makers want us to literally value our natural capital. → Read More

Greta Thunberg slams ’empty words and promises’ about climate change from politicians

Teen activist Greta Thunberg continued to criticize politicians for being slow to react to the dangers of climate change → Read More

Harvard drops fossil fuel investments from endowment, the largest college fund to cut ties with Big Oil

Harvard University, whose $42 billion endowment is the largest of any U.S. higher-learning institution, has cut its investments in fossil fuels. → Read More

Calling hydrogen a zero-emissions fuel is wrong, new study says — energy industry cries foul

Clean hydrogen is a fuel the Biden administration believes will be part of the toolkit necessary to propel the U.S. to zero emissions by 2050, not to mention... → Read More

5 quick takeaways from the UN’s IPCC climate report, including signs that there’s enough time for change

It's been called the most significant climate-change update in nearly a decade, the U.N.'s authoritative Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)... → Read More

Sen. Ron Johnson mouths to Republican luncheon that climate change is ‘bullsh—’

Sen. Ron Johnson, who sits on the Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, insists he is not a "climate-change denier." The Wisconsin Republican's... → Read More

CEOs want SEC climate reporting separate from earnings but concede new rules are likely

CEOs at the powerful Business Roundtable, investor groups and mostly Democratic lawmakers told the Securities and Exchange Commission they'd support... → Read More

Biden reportedly freezes Alaska oil drilling leases that were among Trump’s parting moves

The Biden administration is reportedly moving to suspend all oil and gas leases in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. → Read More

China’s Xi says world’s largest polluter will phase down coal consumption

China vows to start phasing down coal consumption from the 2026-2030 period as part of its efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, President Xi Jinping... → Read More

Biden to pledge halving U.S. greenhouse gases by 2030

President Biden will pledge to cut U.S. greenhouse gas emissions at least in half by 2030, according to reports Tuesday, a vow anticipated among... → Read More

AOC, Sanders want a Green New Deal for public housing

Sen. Bernie Sanders, the Vermont independent, and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Democrat of New York, are pushing for a slice of President Biden's $2.3... → Read More

Apple launches $200 million forestry fund it says will bring financial return for investors

Apple has created a $200 million fund designed to remove carbon emissions from the air and support the sustainable forestry the company uses to package... → Read More

Starbucks begins points-earning ‘Borrow a Cup’ trial for Earth Month

For a $1 refundable deposit, Starbucks customers worried about how much trash they leave behind can order a hot or cold beverage in a newly designed reusable... → Read More

The worrying reason Japan’s famous cherry blossoms bloomed so early

Japan's famous cherry blossoms, called "sakura," reached their flowery peak in 2021 earlier than in any other time in 70 years of record keeping, and... → Read More

Trump reportedly sends cease-and-desist letters to Republican campaign committees

Attorneys for former President Donald Trump sent cease-and-desist letters Friday to three Republican organizations, asking them to stop using the former... → Read More

Biden expects stimulus payouts to begin yet this month, says bill passage speeds up vaccinations

President Joe Biden, speaking Saturday after Senate passage of a COVID-19 stimulus bill, said he anticipated relief checks and deposits for Americans to be... → Read More

The big challenge to Biden’s electric-vehicle pledge — not every state is on board

President Biden may be winning points with environmentalists, renewable-energy champions and U.S. allies abroad for his serious approach to slowing global warming, but his electric-vehicle plan has some practical challenges when applied across all 50 states. → Read More