Rachel Koning Beals, Moneyish

Rachel Koning Beals

Moneyish

Mountain View, CA, United States

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Recent:
  • Moneyish
Past:
  • Barron's
  • Financial News
  • New York Post

Recent articles by Rachel:

Buying a home and worried about wildfires? There's a free tool to check your risk

First Street Foundation and Realtor.com add a wildfire feature to already searchable flood data on their updated Risk Factor tool. → Read More

This Arbor Day and any day: Plant a tree and make money in the long run

Money may not grow on trees, but there's value and savings to be had when you plant them --- for households and the environment. → Read More

Earth Day warning: 9 million more Americans hit with bad air this year, American Lung Association says

Nearly 9 million more people were impacted by potentially deadly particle pollution than at this time last year, the American Lung Association says. → Read More

Biden's climate envoy Kerry gives natural gas a 10-year expiration date

John Kerry: ‘You’ve got to come up with a means by which you’re going to capture , and if you’re not capturing, then we have to deploy alternative sources of energy’ → Read More

What is Earth Day? Why celebrating it matters to your money and your health

From Elon Musk's XPrize for carbon capture to Amazon's eco-product savings and Nike's single shipping box, Earth Day has evolved to cover health and commerce. → Read More

New York Public Library makes banned books free on its app

Cardholders can download hundreds of thousands of titles, but Books for All offers a select 'banned' list to anyone, anywhere with a tablet or smartphone. → Read More

'Beer man here... for your empties': Anheuser Busch and MLB will add recycling hawkers to the stands

Anheuser-Busch is partnering with MLB and the NFL for a promotion to encourage correctly recycling empty beer cans, bottles and cups. → Read More

Biden to allow more ethanol in effort to ease gas prices

President Biden will temporarily allow gasoline with 15% ethanol to be sold between June 1 and Sept. 15. Normally only a 10% blend can be sold in the summer. → Read More

Yankee Stadium will start using biodegradable straws made from canola oil

Opening Day at Yankee Stadium will see WinCup’s Phade straws and cocktail stirrers, which look and perform like traditional straws, taking the stands. They were featured at this year’s Super Bowl. → Read More

World Bank lowers outlook for China, broader East Asia based on Russia's energy impact, rising U.S. rates

China’s economy is expected to grow 5.0% this year, down from a previous estimate of 5.4%, the World Bank said. → Read More

IKEA will pay you to return its old furniture

The IKEA buy back and resell option was launched last year as a pilot and is now available permanently for select items at 37 of its U.S. stores. → Read More

Processed foods like ramen packets and frozen pizza can hurt your heart

Our reliance on packaged ramen, frozen pizza and too much pasta doesn't only put our health at risk --- highly processed diets are damaging the planet, study... → Read More

'Pouring gasoline on the fire': JPMorgan, Citi and other U.S. banks lead rise in lending to oil and gas: report

JPMorgan, Citi, Wells Fargo and Bank of America in all account for 25% of fossil fuel financing in the last six years, since the Paris climate pact was signed. → Read More

Plastic found in human blood for the first time. Is this a public health risk?

Evidence of microplastics in human blood requires study to understand health concerns. Production of the life-changing technology looks to quadruple by 2050. → Read More

It's very rare for a tornado to hit New Orleans

'Tornado alley' is shifting to states farther east from the Plains states, but connecting climate change to twisters remains complicated. → Read More

8 simple ways to save lives and money for World Water Day

World Water Day reminds us that tightening faucet connections and turning any commode into a low-flow toilet are small ways to save a vital resource. → Read More

Banks are still working with oil and gas companies, despite joining climate pledge

Fewer than half of 150 major banks and financial institutions have significantly limited their business with the oil-and-gas sector. → Read More

This shaving-cream company's cheeky campaign urges people to donate their pubic hair to save the planet

Eos is helping customers turn their personal grooming into donations for a renewable resource nonprofit that specializes in repurposing discarded hair. → Read More

Redlining legacy still devastates neighborhoods — but this particular harm comes from pollution

Black and Latino people live with more smog and fine particulate matter from traffic, coal plants and other sources in once-redlined areas compared to... → Read More

Microsoft and Pepsi top this list that scores greenhouse-gas emissions progress; Tesla and others are 'failing'

Sustainable-investing advocate As You Sow ranks 55 companies who've pledged net-zero emissions but may be slow to act. → Read More