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25

Jun

4 ways climate change can scorch the U.S. economyA trio of U.S. financial luminaries have teamed up to produce ‘Risky Business,’ a 50-page breakdown of why the American economy can’t afford to let the worst forecasts for climate change come true.

4 ways climate change can scorch the U.S. economy
A trio of U.S. financial luminaries have teamed up to produce ‘Risky Business,’ a 50-page breakdown of why the American economy can’t afford to let the worst forecasts for climate change come true.

21

Apr

5 signs that China can’t grow unless it tackles smogSkeptics question whether China can grow its economy and fight emissions. The truth is, the country has no choice.

5 signs that China can’t grow unless it tackles smog
Skeptics question whether China can grow its economy and fight emissions. The truth is, the country has no choice.

12

Nov

New book explores the sharing economyIn ‘Sharing is Good,’ Beth Buczynski discusses how we can all benefit from sharing and provides tips and resources for getting started.

New book explores the sharing economy
In ‘Sharing is Good,’ Beth Buczynski discusses how we can all benefit from sharing and provides tips and resources for getting started.

30

Oct

What’s intentional poverty, and why are so many people choosing it?Opting out of the economy is one way to avoid its ups and downs. Some Americans are doing just that.

What’s intentional poverty, and why are so many people choosing it?
Opting out of the economy is one way to avoid its ups and downs. Some Americans are doing just that.

26

Sep

Declining U.S. birth rates may be to linked to economic woesWhen asked why they thought fewer Americans are having kids, 65 percent cited the cost of raising a child.

Declining U.S. birth rates may be to linked to economic woes
When asked why they thought fewer Americans are having kids, 65 percent cited the cost of raising a child.

07

Sep

Bottle deposit rates still a nickelThis is one part of the economy that hasn’t kept up with inflation. In most states, the bottle deposit is still a measly 5 cents.

Bottle deposit rates still a nickel
This is one part of the economy that hasn’t kept up with inflation. In most states, the bottle deposit is still a measly 5 cents.

28

Aug

Sewage woes add to Detroit’s headacheDetroit’s aging sewer system is under attack from record rainfall and garbage, but other concerns, including economic recovery, are more pressing.

Sewage woes add to Detroit’s headache
Detroit’s aging sewer system is under attack from record rainfall and garbage, but other concerns, including economic recovery, are more pressing.

09

Aug

How clean energy became a major force in the U.K. economyMassive wind farm is Britain’s latest entry in the move away from fossil fuels.

How clean energy became a major force in the U.K. economy
Massive wind farm is Britain’s latest entry in the move away from fossil fuels.

31

Jul

Climate change hurts economy, EPA chief saysIn her first speech as EPA administrator, Gina McCarthy argues ‘climate change isn’t an environmental issue. It’s a fundamental economic challenge.’

Climate change hurts economy, EPA chief says
In her first speech as EPA administrator, Gina McCarthy argues ‘climate change isn’t an environmental issue. It’s a fundamental economic challenge.’

14

Nov

The ‘fiscal cliff’ and the environmentIf America goes over the ‘fiscal cliff’ — political slang for a set of tax hikes and spending cuts — a range of environmental programs could be left hanging.

The ‘fiscal cliff’ and the environment
If America goes over the ‘fiscal cliff’ — political slang for a set of tax hikes and spending cuts — a range of environmental programs could be left hanging.