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"Future Arctic: Field Notes from a World on the Edge"

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"Future Arctic: Field Notes from a World on the Edge"

By Edward Struzik
Island Press, $22.65

Reviewed by TOM HENRY

The Arctic has a stark beauty. I fell in love with its treeless tundra in 2008, when my newspaper sent me to Greenland for 10 days to research what ultimately became a four-day, nine-story series. I found people there to be sweet and hardy, living on a landscape that is biologically complex and amazing.

"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.

"Colo. Struggles With Marijuana's Huge Carbon Footprint"

"Colorado, which gets 60 percent of its electricity from coal-burning power plants, has set some of the more ambitious greenhouse gas reduction targets in the United States. It wants to cut emissions from its power plants 38 percent by 2030. ... One of the immediate problems of the target-setters, however, is that the state lacks plans from its fastest-growing, most energy-hungry users: owners of indoor marijuana farms."

Source: ClimateWire, 04/28/2016

"Imperial Oil Described Its Climate-Warming Business As 'Anti-Social'"

"The Canadian affiliate of ExxonMobil, the world’s largest publicly traded multinational oil and gas corporation, has known for decades that its operations were causing environmental damage and contributing to climate change, according to newly-released documents from a Calgary museum."

Source: National Observer, 04/28/2016

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