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Brazilian deforestation rate skyrockets to new levels

Toward the end of 2010, deforestation rates in the South American country of Brazil – home to the world’s largest rainforest (Amazon) – were on the decline; rates in the country were the lowest since they began keeping track over two decades ago. Not even one year later, though, and new reports paint an entirely […]

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Why Go Green?

Green is everywhere these days – in news, politics, fashion, technology and gardening.  That’s great, but being bombarded with a million messages from all sides can lead to “green fatigue” and make the messages a turn-off. One can also get caught up in the little stuff (switching to organic food, using aircon wisely and recycling) […]

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Coffee and the environment (and what you can do)

Love drinking coffee but concerned about the environment? Coffee has earned a reputation as a crop which is not particularly eco-friendly. Concerns about soil degradation, deforestation, pesticide use, and water quality have become commonplace. Yet westerners continue to drink one cup of coffee for every two cups of water consumed– and that’s a lot of […]

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