News, views and features from the front lines of conservation

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What on Earth is ‘sustainable’ coffee?

By Bruno Vander Velde

September 29, 2016
What makes coffee “sustainable,” and why it even matters.
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The trees protecting your coffee — and the farmers who grow it

By Raina Lang

September 27, 2016
The “One Tree for Every Bag Commitment” provides disease-resistant trees to farmers struggling with the impacts of climate change.
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Pope Francis reminds us: Protect our home

By Peter Seligmann

June 17, 2015
Could the Pope’s new environmental encyclical mark a turning point in how we care for the Earth?
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Connections and contradictions grow in Mexico’s ‘Water Forest’

By Molly Bergen

June 12, 2015
Mexico City needs this forest — but do we know how to save it?
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Urban Jungle: Restoring Rio’s Water Supply

By Rodrigo Medeiros, Ph.D.

July 11, 2014
One reason to keep an eye on Rio after the World Cup? A new initiative to provide freshwater security for its people.
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