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Why We Thrift: The Unethical Story of Forever 21

In Posh & Preowned’s March 20th podcast about the ethics of thrift shopping, the ethicality of Forever 21 is something that came into question. To celebrate Earth Day 2018, we’re going to analyze the environmental ethics (among other categories of ethics) of Forever 21, the fifth largest specialty retailer in the US. 256 more words

Earth Day

Extracting Metals from E-Waste Costs 13 Times Less Than Mining Ore

Alyssa Danigelis | Environmental Leader | April 9, 2018

Recovering gold, copper, and other metals from electronic waste isn’t just sustainable, it’s actually 13 times cheaper than extracting metals from mines, researchers report in the American Chemical Society’s journal Environmental Science & Technology. 376 more words

Environmental Impact

The Ponderosa Pine that Stabbed Back

The weather was exceptionally warm for April, and I intended to take full advantage of it. My plan was to ride a giant figure eight around Flagstaff – over 60 miles and 7,000 feet elevation gain – all on really fun singletrack. 1,592 more words

Bike Life

What a Superfund Site Really Looks Like

This past week I took a trip to the old Bethlehem Steel site in Buffalo, NY. Although the general public is prohibited from the site while remediation is going on, I was allowed to tour the site with two engineers as guides. 756 more words


Deep-sea mining possibly as damaging as land mining, lawyers say

Environmental and legal groups warn of potential huge effects on Indigenous people and the environment

Ben Doherty | The Guardian | 18 April 2018 

The “new global gold rush” over deep-sea mining holds the same potential pitfalls as previous resource scrambles, with environmental and social impacts ignored and the rights of Indigenous people marginalised, a  618 more words

Papua New Guinea

NZ seabed iron sand mining decision reserved

Stuff | April 19 2018

The finely balanced decision to consent to seabed mining of iron sand might have swung the other way if the decision makers had properly considered some factors, a lawyer says. 616 more words

Environmental Impact

As Climate Costs Grow, Some See A Moneymaking Opportunity

Extreme weather cost Americans over $300 billion last year. Scientists say climate change will bring more of that. Entrepreneurs and businesses see a new market in gauging risk. 58 more words

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