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Filed under: May 2014

Barrick Gold named in $6 billion class action suit

I wrote about the problems Barrick could face with their massive Pascua Lama project 8 years ago. The project would have removed portions of a glacier supplying drinking water to the area’s residents in order to access the gold deposit underneath.

Now this… a perfect example of the risks faced by corporations that fail to address environmental and social considerations.

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Germany sets new record for renewable energy generation

On one day last week, Germany generated 75% of their daily energy needs from renewable energy sources!

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http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/05/13/3436923/germany-energy-records/

Buying a home as an investment?

Yale economist Robert Shiller won the Nobel Prize last year, and in this interview he shares his views on whether a home makes a good investment. He predicts real home prices (adjusted for inflation) may decline for the next 30 years!

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