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Lagoons Of Pig Waste Are Overflowing After Florence

    Lagoons Of Pig Waste Are Overflowing After Florence

As the flooding from Hurricane Florence dissipates, North Carolina residents could face significant public-health and environmental crisis after at least 17 animal waste pits, coal ash facilities, and human sewage plants across the state released millions of gallons of toxic liquid into nearby communities. On an aerial tour Monday of pig country, housing the nation’s…

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Paul Craig Roberts: Is Capitalism Killing Us?

    Paul Craig Roberts: Is Capitalism Killing Us?

Ecological economists, such as Herman E. Daly, stress that as the external costs of pollution and resource exhaustion are not included in Gross Domestic Product, we do not know whether an increase in GDP is a gain or a loss. External costs are huge and growing larger. Historically, manufacturing and industrial corporations, corporate farming, city…

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Liberal Philanthropy is Dooming the Planet to Climate Disaster, Documents Reveal

    Liberal Philanthropy is Dooming the Planet to Climate Disaster, Documents Reveal

One of the world’s biggest philanthropic initiatives to address climate change is set-up to fail catastrophically, according to a strategy document setting out the initiative’s five-year plan. The strategy document, published by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation in January, represents the third renewal of the Climate Works initiative originally founded in 2008. The initiative was…

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The True Cost of the Fossil Fuel System Is Massive and Obscured

    The True Cost of the Fossil Fuel System Is Massive and Obscured

The prevailing opinion among today’s political and economic elites is that economic globalisation is in some sense inevitable, perhaps even the summit of human achievement. The oft-repeated mantra is that ‘there is no alternative’ and we should adapt to it as best we can. Rather than being inevitable, economic globalisation is, in fact, the result…

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