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  • A climate-change plan that hides the cost of fighting climate change

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    By Christopher Thompson Conservative Party Leader Andrew Scheer released his climate-change plan on Wednesday. Given that he has made the Trudeau government’s carbon-pricing regime a daily target for criticism, his plan invites examination. It begins with a straightforward statement: “Canada’s Conservatives recognize that climate change is real and evidence from around the world clearly shows […]

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  • Climate change is a reality. What should you do with your investments?

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    By Ryan Johnson Climate change is a reality. Yes, there are a few doubters still around, just as there are flat-earthers. But most people now accept that something unusual and potentially catastrophic is happening to our world and the window for acting is closing rapidly. A number of investors have written to me recently asking […]

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  • Hawaii officials want to loosen restrictions on plastic use

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    By Christopher Thompson  Officials on the Big Island are considering a bill to loosen restrictions on plastics used by restaurants and other food vendors. The Hawaii County Council unanimously voted for a bill Wednesday allowing the substitution of plastics the county does not recycle as alternatives to polystyrene, West Hawaii Today reported Thursday. The bill […]

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  • Plastic wrapped in plastic: the wasteful reality of America’s grocery stores

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    By Ryan Johnson Abundle of six small brie cheeses from Trader Joe’s seemed to sum it all up. Each 0.9oz wheel was encased in flexible clear plastic, bound together in a plastic sack, to be sold to Americans who might carry it home in a single-use plastic shopping bag, none of it apparently recyclable. Supermarkets […]

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  • What kind of reusable bag is best for the planet?

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    By Christopher Thompson A complete guide to carrying your groceries without fueling climate change. Cutting back on our reliance on single-use plastics increasingly seems like a win for the environment. From furthering fossil fuel dependence to harming marine life, the evidence of plastic’s far-reaching impacts is mounting. One easy way for consumers to reduce the […]

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  • Why climate change means a rethink of coffee and cocoa production systems

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    By Ryan Johnson Global demand for coffee and cocoa is on the rise. Yet across the equatorial belt where these two crops are produced, the future is not looking bright. Climate change in the tropics is pushing coffee and cocoa closer to the limits of physiological tolerance and constraining the places where they can grow […]

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  • US: international students miss summer work opportunities due to OPT delays

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    By Christopher Thompson Many international students in the US have been impacted by severe delays in processing Optional Practical Training work permits, leaving them unable to start their summer jobs or internships and incurring financial cost. An alternative to the H1-B visa, OPT offers international students an opportunity to work in the US for 12 months. […]

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  • Florida could face $76 billion in climate change costs by 2040, report says

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    By Ryan Johnson Climate change is going to cost Florida more than any other state. It’s not even close. That’s according to a new report from Resilient Analytics and the Center for Climate Integrity, which projects that the state could be on the hook for building $76 billion worth of sea walls by 2040 to […]

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  • Flesh-eating bacteria in New Jersey reveal one possible effect of climate change, study says

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    By Ryan Johnson Climate change may lead to unlikely illnesses in unexpected places, new research suggests: In the past two years, five cases of Vibrio vulnificus, a flesh-eating bacterial infection spread by handling or eating contaminated seafood, have been tied to Delaware Bay, where water temperatures have been on the rise in recent years, according […]

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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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