Lagoons Of Pig Waste Are Overflowing After Florence

Pig waste contains E. coli and bacteria. Sewage overflows, combined with floodwaters is the makings of an ecological disaster. Humans coming in contact with the contaminated water could face life-threatening infections.

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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

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Paul Craig Roberts: Is Capitalism Killing Us?

When we get right down to it, all of the profits that capitalism has generated over the centuries are probably due to capitalists not having to cover the full cost of their production, costs passed on to the environment and to third parties and pocketed the savings as profit.

A worker is dressed in a costume representing the world's capitalism during a May Day rally in Jakarta, Indonesia, May 1, 2017. Thousands of workers attended the rally urging the government to raise minimum wages, ban outsourcing practices, provide free health care and improve working condition for workers in the country. Dita Alangkara | AP

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,

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

We need a people’s movement to mobilise for ecological regeneration and systemic transformation.

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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

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El verdadero costo del sistema de combustibles fósiles es masivo y oscuro

Al comprender las razones clave por las que la economía global se comporta como lo hace hoy, estaremos en una mejor posición para discernir los patrones básicos que subyacen al comportamiento económico y, si así lo decidimos, cambiarlos.

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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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The European Union Just Proposed a Ban on 10 Common Single-Use Plastics

«Plastic waste is undeniably a big issue and Europeans need to act together to tackle this problem, because plastic waste ends up in our air, our soil, our oceans, and in our food.»

Baled plastic bottles waiting to be recycled at a UK recycling facility.

In a move welcomed by conservationists, the executive arm of the European Union (EU) on Monday proposed a ban on 10 common single-use plastics that, together with fishing gear, account for about 70 percent of marine litter across Europe. https://twitter.com/EU_Commission/status/1001043213866725376 The European Commission's ban would apply to

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Collective Intelligence May Be Humanity’s Best Bet to Stave off an Uninhabitable Planet

Humanity needs new tools to overcome the global crisis of collective insanity

A large flock of starlings fly illuminated by the setting sun near Bacau, north eastern Romania, Dec. 10, 2013. (AP/Vadim Ghirda)

The world faces an unprecedented convergence of crises. The ecological crisis, which points to a nearly uninhabitable planet by the end of the century if business-as-usual continues, is perhaps its most apocalyptic dimension. But the ecological crisis is intimately bound up with the business-as-usual political, economic, and cultural structures

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