Here is what Americans put in the ground each year through traditional burials: 20 million feet of wood, 4.3 million gallons of embalming fluids, 1.6 million tons of reinforced concrete, 17,000 tons of copper and bronze, and 64,500 tons of steel, according to the Green Burial Council. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/22/smarter-living/green-funeral-burial-environment.html?recid=12BmyDMAp7mQvohLucTWp8usbFC&sl_l=1&sl_rec=thompson_sample_dedup_sticky&contentCollection=smarter-living&mData=articles%255B%255D%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Fwww.nytimes.com%252F2018%252F03%252F22%252Fsmarter-living%252Fgreen-funeral-burial-environment.html%253Frecid%253D12BmyDMAp7mQvohLucTWp8usbFC%2526sl_l%253D1%2526sl_rec%253Dthompson_sample_dedup_sticky%26articles%255B%255D%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Fwww.nytimes.com%252F2018%252F01%252F19%252Fwell%252Feat%252Fwhat-is-the-health-and-nutritional-value-of-mushrooms.html%253Frecid%253D12BmyDMAp7mQvohLucTWp8usbFC%2526sl_rec%253Dthompson_sample_dedup_sticky&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=smarterLiving-promo-region®ion=smarterLiving-promo-region&WT.nav=smarterLiving-promo-region&hp CLICK PICTURE FOR GOOD ARTICLE IN THE … Continue reading GREEN BURIALS
by LILY HAY NEWMAN GETTY IMAGES ONE OF THE most shocking things about Thursday's announcement of the Equifax data breach is the sheer scale of the numbers involved. Particularly the Social Security numbers. Yes, there have been plenty of large data breaches before—5 million SSNs revealed in a Kansas Department of Commerce leak in July, 80 million … Continue reading THE EQUIFAX BREACH EXPOSES AMERICA’S IDENTITY CRISIS
by Yuval Noah Harari Inequality goes back to the Stone Age. Thirty thousand years ago, bands of hunter-gatherers in Russia buried some members in sumptuous graves replete with thousands of ivory beads, bracelets, jewels and art objects, while other members had to settle for a bare hole in the ground. Nevertheless, ancient hunter-gatherer groups were still … Continue reading THE FUTURE OF INEQUALITY
https://www.facebook.com/democracynow/videos/10154483498893279/?hc_ref=NEWSFEED Winona LaDuke: My Community is Trying to Survive In a powerful interview, Winona LaDuke links historic oil extraction on tribal land to intergenerational trauma among Native Americans: "90 percent of my community, generally, I would say, is just trying to survive."
http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2016/07/social-mobility-america/491240/http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2016/07/social-mobility-america/491240/ A new study indicates that from the 1980s to the 2000s, it became less likely that a worker could move up the income ladder. Jeff Topping / Reutersby ALANA SEMUELS It’s not an exaggeration: It really is getting harder to move up in America. Those who make very little money in their first jobs will … Continue reading Poor at 20, Poor for Life
https://www.theguardian.com/global-development-professionals-network/2016/jul/15/clean-energy-wont-save-us-economic-system-can#comment-79148927 Only a new economic system can save us. ‘That 30% chunk of greenhouse gases that comes from non-fossil fuel sources isn’t static. It is adding more to the atmosphere each year.’ Photograph: Ashley Cooper/Global Warming Images/Alamy By Jason Hickel Friday 15 July 2016 07.00 EDTLast modified on Friday 15 July 2016 07.01 EDT It’s time to pour our … Continue reading CLEAN ENERGY WON’T SAVE US
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-06-13/we-ve-almost-reached-peak-fossil-fuels-for-electricity?utm_medium=email&utm_source=digg The way we get electricity is about to change dramatically, as the era of ever-expanding demand for fossil fuels comes to an end—in less than a decade. That's according to a new forecast by Bloomberg New Energy Finance that plots out global power markets for the next 25 years. Call it peak fossil fuels, a turnabout that's happening not … Continue reading The World Nears Peak Fossil Fuels for Electricity
The following is a script from "The Future of Money" which aired on Nov. 22, 2015. Lesley Stahl is the correspondent. Shachar Bar-On and Alexandra Poolos, producers. http://www.cbsnews.com/news/future-of-money-kenya-m-pesa-60-minutes-2/ VIDEO AT ABOVE LINK Tech giants like Google, Facebook, and PayPal are all steadily rolling out new-fangled services to turn our smartphones into digital wallets … Continue reading REPLACING BANKS AND CREDIT CARDS WITH MOBILE MONEY.
By Paula Dwyer Bloomberg View Paula Dwyer writes editorials on economics, finance and politics for Bloomberg View. Now and then a worthy economic proposal comes along that seems as politically unattainable as it is sensible. Then, on closer inspection, you see that it’s more than a policy wonk’s fantasy. And you wonder whether it could … Continue reading Universal basic income may be next big thing