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The Paraguayan Chaco, South America’s second largest forest, is rapidly disappearing as agriculture extends deeper into what was once forest. Here, isolated stands of trees remain amid the farms. Joel E. Correia

South America’s second-largest forest is also burning – and ‘environmentally friendly’ charcoal is subsidizing its destruction

The cleared land of Paraguay's Chaco forest produces everyday products like charcoal and leather that are sold abroad to consumers who may never know the unsavory origins of their purchases.
The numbers of people travelling by air continue to grow. What are the ways to make it less unsustainable? Suhyeon Choi/unsplash

Sustainable shopping: is it possible to fly sustainably?

There's really no such thing as truly sustainable air travel, but you can do some things to reduce your impact - such as flying with airlines with newer aircraft or taking a virtual holiday.
Nearly everyone owns a pair of white sneakers. But what are the different materials required to make a sneaker? Maria Morri/flickr

Sustainable shopping: how to rock white sneakers without eco-guilt

Iconic Stan Smiths can be styled with almost anything, but most white sneakers are costly to the environment. Lucky for us, there are many sustainable alternatives that are just as cool.

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