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Ethical Economics

  1. Is coal really worth it in West Virginia?


    By Mannix Porterfield Register-Herald Reporter (Beckley, WV), June 22, 2010   BECKLEY — A lengthy report performed on the industry’s impact by two West Virginia groups leads to a penetrating question: Is King Coal the valuable monarch he projects, or an expensive court jester, draining away taxpayer dollars? Covering more than 80 pages, the study…Read More →

  2. Future Costs of Safe Drinking Water HN Safe Drinking Water will Cost $277 billion over 20 years


    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency June 14, 2005 Washington, D.C.– To ensure safe drinking water, the nation’s water utilities will need to make an estimated $277 billion in investments over the next 20 years, according to EPA’s third Drinking Water Infrastructure Needs Survey and Assessment. This large national need reflects the challenges confronting water utilities as…Read More →

  3. US Cult of Greed is Now a Global Environmental Threat


    By Suzanne Goldenberg The Guardian January 12, 2010 – The average American consumes more than his or her weight in products each day, fuelling a global culture of excess that is emerging as the biggest threat to the planet, according to a report published today. In its annual report, Worldwatch Institute says the cult of consumption…Read More →

  4. U.N. Reports on Developing Nations’ Energy Needs


    By NEIL MacFARQUHAR New York Times, Sept. 2, 2009 UNITED NATIONS — It will cost between $500 billion and $600 billion every year for the next 10 years to allow developing nations to grow using renewable energy resources, instead of relying on dirty fuels that worsen global warming, according to a United Nations report released…Read More →