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  • Climate breakdown drives inequality

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    By Christopher Thompson The effect of climate change on economic growth is up to six times stronger in the world’s poorest countries. In a song that everybody knows, Leonard Cohen once famously sang “the poor stay poor, the rich get rich.” This statement has purchase beyond the realm of music – it holds true in global economics. Cross-country inequality […]

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  • Why New Graduate’s should not stay in unfulfilling jobs

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    Securing the first job out of college can be stressful, but it’s an entirely other daunting task to determine the right time to leave that position. In fact, it’s often the second job that can set the trajectory of a career and cement someone’s place in an industry. Industry insiders and career experts also stressed […]

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  • Working while in college can get you a bigger paycheck after graduation

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    By Christopher Thompson There’s good news for the many people who are in college and working too: they’re likely to pick up a larger paycheck after graduation than their peers who didn’t work. That’s the finding from a new study published by the Education and Employment Research Center at the Rutgers School of Management and […]

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  • Has climate change had an impact on tornados?

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    By Christopher Thompson This story was originally published by HuffPost and is shared here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  As the seemingly endless barrage of violent tornadoes continued to pummel a large swath of the United States this week, lawmakers and concerned citizens declared on social media that the storms offered a front row seat to […]

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  • Plastic Ban protecting the marine population

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    By Christopher Thompson Government’s recent ban on single-use petro-based plastics has been highlighted as an “urgent” measure the Caribbean should implement to tackle marine pollution,  a World Bank report said Thursday. Marine pollution threatens not only the region’s resistance to climate change, but also its economic prosperity and sustainable development, the report argues. According to […]

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  • Do You know What Benefit College Grads Look for at a New Job?

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    By Christopher Thompson The hottest workplace benefit for the newly-graduated set isn’t 401(k) matches or even student debt repayment. It’s health insurance. More than half of the people participating in a survey conducted by the American Institute of CPAs said medical coverage was a “top three workplace benefit.” The accounting association polled 547 adults in […]

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  • How Food Packaging Could be Affecting Your Health

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    By Christopher Thompson The internet cheered in December when Trader Joe’s announced it would take meaningful steps towards making its packaging more sustainable. The supermarket chain outlined a plan that included reducing and eliminating excess waste, using materials that could realistically be recycled and avoiding harmful substances. It’s the last part that medical and environmental […]

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  • Students Are Showing Increasing Worry in How To Pay For College

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    Parents, of course, worry about paying for college. Increasingly, their children share that concern. Over the last decade, tuition and fees jumped 44% at four-year, private colleges and by 55% at public four-year schools. As a result, student debt has reached record proportions, with $1.6 trillion in loans outstanding. Now, high school students are more […]

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  • Miami Beach is Taking Rising Sea Levels Very Seriously

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    The debate over climate change is front and center in South Florida, and one city in particular. Miami Beach knows it could one day be under water and now officials are doing even more to get people’s attention. Students at Miami Beach High School held a walkout and rally on Tuesaday for local action on […]

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  • Leave Our Beaches BETTER Than You Found It This Summer

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    By Ryan Johnson With the first day of summer just around the corner, millions of Americans are flocking to the beach. In addition to being a family-friendly source of outdoor recreation, our beaches contribute billions of dollars to local economies across the country. In Florida alone, tourists spent an estimated $2 billion dollars from 2012 […]

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