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Climate Change Has Minor Winners And Big Losers
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Climate Change Has Minor Winners And Big Losers

BY FROMA HARROP A terrible thought, but suppose the planet were to heat up by 2 degrees Celsius – the level past which environmental damage would be catastrophic. It would also be wildly expensive. That much warming could cost the global economy $69 trillion by 2100, according to a study by Moody’s Analytics. The consulting…

Taxing Time For Some; Others, Not So Much
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Taxing Time For Some; Others, Not So Much

BY GARY EDMONDSON Monday is the last day for Americans to submit their income taxes: write that check or daydream about that refund. One year in, what has been the effect of Greed’s Own Party’s tax breaks for the rich? “The GOP tax scam gives ‘eye-popping’ payouts to CEOs, and workers pick up larger share of…

Farming Moves North With The Temperatures
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Farming Moves North With The Temperatures

BY FROMA HARROP Before there was a California, New England fed itself. Somehow. The soil was lousy, the climate cold and the diet limited [lots of cabbage, no avocados]. At least there was plenty of water. Thanks to improved transportation, the production of fruits and vegetables followed the sun, first moving to the fertile Midwest…

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Wild Kingdom In The City Backyard

BY FROMA HARROP It’s a savage wilderness, here in my city yard. From a distance, it looks like a Victorian postcard – a pastoral scene of sweet flowers, sun-kissed vegetables and trilling birds. The reality is considerably rougher. Hang around, and one sees a Darwinian jungle of predators and prey. The Animal Planet’s “Untamed &…

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