The guilted age

What on Earth

Environmentalists personalize environmental impacts, using them as weapons against the general public. Do you want to avoid this guilt, they ask? Better become a vegan.
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Fighting for the environMANt

What on Earth

Once an institution is set in its ways, it can be hard for it to change. White men established their environmental boys’ club and were loath to give it up.
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Genetic modification technology benefits smallholder farms

Three letters can quickly turn lackadaisical shoppers at a farmers market, diners at a restaurant or families at dinner tables quite sour: GMO. When challenged to expand this acronym into its full form, vehement oppositionists to this technology are often found fumbling for the words “genetically modified organism.” What is
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The climate of change

On the Mark

“There should be a regular column on climate change, like there is a sports section,” my friend commented on one of my recent social media posts. The post generated a lot of debate among my friends. I compared people’s resistance to criticism of their personal acts of environmental degradation to
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More meat, more problems in ‘Cowspiracy’

There’s something environmentalists aren’t telling you, and there’s something the U.S. government is hiding from you. The investigative documentary “Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret” had its world premiere in San Francisco on Thursday, revealing hidden truths that will shock even the most informed eco-warrior. And yet the question is simple: What
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The man behind the world’s safest house

A real caped crusader lurks on Berkeley’s streets. Meet Eugene Tssui. With a resume that overshadows even the Dark Knight, the four-time master’s Olympics all-around gymnastics champion is, all at once, a flamenco guitarist, a Harvard University research scholar, a ceramicist, an author of seven books, a professor at Peking
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