Coffee in El Salvador: From Bean to Brewed at the El Carmen Estate

Tweet Starre Vartan raking the drying beans (it’s harder than it looks!). El Salvador is one of the premium coffee-growing countries in the world, situated in an ideal location for growing java. And if you are visiting the country, spending some time checking out where…

Basecamp in South Lake Tahoe: Eco Chic for Outdoor Lovers

Tweet It’s always a bummer when outdoor-oriented hotels seem to have little interest in conservation (this is especially true for those close to ski mountains, which are especially dependent on the health of the local ecosystem and mitigation of climate change). Which is why I…

Why Exactly Is Flying Bad for the Environment?

Tweet Dear EarthTalk: Why is it that airplane exhaust is so much worse for the environment than engine emissions on the ground? — Winona Sharpe, New York, NY While air travel today accounts for just three percent of worldwide greenhouse gas emissions, the carbon dioxide…