When you drop your Diet Coke can or yesterday’s newspaper in the recycling bin, where does it go? Probably halfway around the world, to people and places that clean up what you don’t want and turn it into something you can’t wait to buy. In Junkyard Planet, Adam Minter—veteran journalist and son of an American junkyard owner—travels deeply into a vast, often hidden, multibillion-dollar industry that’s transforming our economy and environment.
Riffle Backstory! The Everything Backyard Farming Book is an exciting new November release!
We had a chat with author Neil Shelton about the book and how we can all adopt self-sufficient lifestyles. Check out the full interview here!
About the project and book:
Founded in 2007 by James Balog, the Extreme Ice Survey (EIS) is an innovative, long-term photography project that merges art and science to give a “visual voice” to the planet’s changing ecosystems. EIS imagery preserves a visual legacy, providing a unique baseline—useful in years, decades and even centuries to come—for revealing how climate change and other human activity impacts the planet.
EIS installed time-lapse cameras at remote sites in Greenland, Iceland, Nepal, Alaska, Antarctica, and the Rocky Mountains and conducts episodic repeat photography in Iceland, Canada, the French and Swiss Alps, and Bolivia; and has been the subject of an award-winning feature documentary, Chasing Ice, a NOVA/PBS documentary, two books, and numerous magazine and newspaper features. In addition, EIS has been alerting the world about ice and climate change via appearances before Washington policymakers, a touring exhibition, displays in public venues (including Denver International and O’Hare International Airports) and multimedia presentations at corporate, scientific, and global policy conferences. ICE: Portraits of Vanishing Glaciers, (Rizzoli International) was released in September 2012.
Riffle Backstory! Beatrix Potter’s Gardening Life is a beautiful November new release, ideal for all gardening, children’s literature, and classics lovers. We had a chat with author Marta McDowell - check out the full interview here!
Riffle Backstory! Gardening For Profit is a new October release. We loved the book so much, we had a chat with author Kate Collyns! Check out the full interview here!
Green product certification: 21 symbols you should recognize
There are dozens of symbols on packaging that are probably more meaningful to manufacturers than they are to consumers. Here’s your guide to the eco-labels found on everything from paper to light bulbs.