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Opinion: Patagonia’s Yvon Chouinard on the high stakes of low quality

The Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard on the price we pay for cheap things.
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America is draining its groundwater like there's no tomorrow

Unchecked overuse is draining and damaging aquifers nationwide, a New York Times investigation found, threatening millions of people and America’s status as a food superpower.
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Blood teak for the super rich props up a cruel regime

Myanmar's forests are under threat from the lucrative trade of valuable wood. An investigation has revealed how despite sanctions, teak is flooding Europe.
Overconsumption by the rich must be tackled

Overconsumption by the rich must be tackled, says acting UN biodiversity chief

Wealthy countries and businesses should act now to ensure success of historic nature agreement signed at Cop15 in Montreal.

Is your favorite ‘green’ product as eco-friendly as it claims to be?

Is your favorite ‘green’ product as eco-friendly as it claims to be?

Companies promising to be sustainable, biodegradable, or environmentally conscious sometimes fail to meet the promises they make to consumers.

Limits to Growth - 50 years later
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The infamous 1972 report that warned of civilization's collapse

The Limits to Growth argued that rampant pollution and resource extraction were pushing Earth to the brink. How does it hold up 50 years later?
Adrian Chiles: We need to stop buying stuff – and I know just the people to persuade us
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Adrian Chiles: We need to stop buying stuff – and I know just the people to persuade us

Our ridiculous addiction to acquiring more possessions is stuffing up the planet, so it's time to call in the experts.

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