Utne Reader Bookshelf: Environment

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Environment






An unusually high number of Marine families reported unexplained illnesses at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina. With no solution in sight to America’s overflowing landfills, there is no better time than now to try zero-waste living. Why we can’t stop environmental degradation, even though we want to. Is it possible to predict what the world will look like in 2052? Jorgen Randers thinks so, and his global forecast may surprise you.





Arsenic contamination in the ground and water around cemeteries is just one spark of the green burial movement. Learn about the history of seeds and plant domestication and how diversifying our crops with different seed varieties may help prevent blight. In 1955, 67-year old Emma Gatewood set off to complete the five million steps that make up the Appalachian Trail. The climate challenges of the twenty-first century demand that we harness renewable energy resources on both the local and regional level.
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