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"Beyond Fair Trade: How One Small Coffee Company Helped Transform a Hillside Village In Thailand"

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"Beyond Fair Trade: How One Small Coffee Company Helped Transform a Hillside Village In Thailand"

By Mark Pendergrast
Greystone Books, $18.95

Reviewed by JoANN M. VALENTI

“Compassionate capitalism” sure sounds suspiciously wonky during a political campaign season, but brace yourself for a credible example.

"China Curbs Plans for More Coal-Fired Power Plants"

"Coal-fired power plants have propelled much of China’s economic rise for decades, helping make the nation the world’s biggest emitter of greenhouse gases. Even with economic growth slackening, and other energy sources taking hold, new coal plants have been added. Now Beijing is trying to slow things down."

Source: NY Times, 04/26/2016

"Thousands Of Radioactive Boars Are Overrunning Farmland In Fukushima"

"Nuclear catastrophe is always an unmitigated disaster. The only beneficiaries, albeit in a perverse fashion, are animals,  which tend to flourish in areas humans evacuate. This has certainly been the case for wild boars around Fukushima, which have multiplied so rapidly, they’ve become a problem for neighboring towns."

Source: Wash Post, 04/11/2016

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