Overconsumption News

Unfair trade: US beef has a climate problem

When Donald Trump pulled the US from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TTP), it dashed plans to increase beef exports to Japan. But trade deals like TTP, which don’t address climate change, remain a looming environmental threat, as does rising global beef consumption.
The binturong or bearcat (Arctictis binturong). Photographed in Cambodia by Rhett A. Butler for Mongabay.

What is a binturong?

t has been said that the binturong is part bear, part cat, and has a monkey’s tail. Indeed, it does seem a bit like a composite animal, with parts gathered…
The binturong or bearcat (Arctictis binturong). Photographed in Cambodia by Rhett A. Butler for Mongabay.

How much water is in your shirt?

They say you get what you pay for — but in today’s global marketplace, it’s becoming increasingly more difficult to know exactly what it is you are actually paying for…