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This Plastic Bag Conspiracy is a Truly Deadly Distraction
The warm glow we get from using fewer carrier bags to ferry our vegetables about will not save us from disasters to come.
Even Swedes sometimes get exercised about cheap labour from abroad.
Fairs, Like Crops, Are Drooping with the Heat
At county and state fairs across corn country this year, the most widespread drought since the 1950s is evident, as the hot summer has seeped into even the cheeriest, oldest tradition.
Corn for Food, Not Fuel
It is not often that a stroke of a pen can quickly undo the ravages of nature, but federal regulators now have an opportunity to do just that.
Shrimp Farms’ Tainted Legacy is Target of Certification Drive
As shrimp aquaculture has boomed globally to keep pace with surging demand, the environmental toll on mangroves and other coastal ecosystems has been severe. Now, conservation groups and some shrimp farmers are creating a certification scheme designed to clean up the industry and reward sustainable producers.
Palm Trees and Forests? A New Future for the Antarctic
Palm trees could grow in the Antarctic if climate change continues unabated, new research has shown – just as they did 55 million years ago.
Sustainability: the Word You Shouldn’t Use
A new study shows that understanding a company’s business objectives and avoiding sustainability jargon is the secret to successful sustainability leadership.
The History Cook: Polly Russell
When rationing started during the First World War, the art of thrift was vital – ‘Cookery Under Rations’ was a guide to making the most of less.
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