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How to get more joy while giving to good causes

We may think spending money on ourselves will make us happier than spending it on someone else. That belief can make it hard to carve money out of our budgets to give to good causes.
But research shows that spending money on others is more likely to make us happy. This seems to be a worldwide phenomenon, and one that applies whe ... (full story)

In wealthy LA enclave, harsher penalties for wasting water

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In a wealthy enclave along the Santa Monica Mountains that is a haven for celebrities, residents are now facing more aggressive consequences for wasting water.
The Las Virgenes Municipal Water District northwest of Los Angeles hopes to spur water savings by making it easier to fine households that go over their allotted "wa ... (full story)

EPA moves to crack down on dangerous coal ash storage ponds

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency is taking its first major action to address toxic wastewater from coal-burning power plants, ordering utilities to stop dumping waste into unlined storage ponds and speed up plans to close leaking or otherwise dangerous coal ash sites.
Plants in four states will have to ... (full story)

Tarnished Gold: Illegal Amazon gold seeps into supply chains

SAO PAULO (AP) — The medals were billed as the most sustainable ever produced.
To match the festive spirit of South America's first Olympics, officials from Brazil, the host country for the 2016 games in Rio de Janeiro, boasted that the medals hung around the necks of athletes on the winners' podium were also a victory for ... (full story)

Insider selling

Q: An insider at a company I'm invested in sold tens of thousands of shares. Who buys those? -- C.R., Ann Arbor, Michigan
A: When company insiders -- such as owners, top executives or directors -- sell some of their shares, they often do so in the open market, where any investor can buy them. If there are many more shares for sa ... (full story)