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Which Coffee Is Better for Biodiversity?

Which Coffee Is Better for Biodiversity?

By Jason Daley When coffee consumers think about the most sustainable way to manage their caffeine habit, they normally think about the cup it’s in: Is it recyclable? But what about the coffee itself? Some coffee plantations require clear-cutting; will drinking one type of coffee have a bigger impact on the environment than another? Coffee, […]

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    Confessions of a Recovering Environmentalist

    Confessions of a Recovering Environmentalist

    By Michael Berry Activist turned skeptic Paul Kingsnorth no longer believes technology can save humanity from “ecocide.” Through 19 essays in Confessions of a Recovering Environmentalist (Graywolf Press, 2017), Kingsnorth argues that it is time to abandon the notion of sustainability, “an entirely human-centered piece of politicking, disguised as concern for ‘the planet.’” Instead, he […]

    Ocean Farmers Begin 3-Day Journey to ‘Climate March by Sea’

    Ocean Farmers Begin 3-Day Journey to ‘Climate March by Sea’

    By Jonathan Hahn On President Trump’s first Earth Day in the White House, he declared on Twitter that “we celebrate our beautiful forests, lakes and lands”—an amiable if blasé arm-punch to the planet from the leader of the free world. Until a few hours later that is, when the president resorted to his usual right […]

    Are Your Ready for the Ultimate Off-Grid Vacation?

    Are Your Ready for the Ultimate Off-Grid Vacation?

    By Wendy Becktold, SIERRA Magazine Have you ever booked a vacation-rental property that promises blissful solitude, only to show up at your mountain hamlet and realize that the online photos left out the traffic-jammed road or the nine other cabins clustered nearby? What to do if, when you want to get away, you really want […]