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Black and white headshot of author Carla Bruni

Carla Bruni

Carla Bruni is an architectural historian, preservationist, and sustainability consultant living in Chicago. She spends most of her time saving and repairing broken goods, historic homes, the unbuilt environment, and social inequities.

Fist full of soap suds

Is Our Soap Hurting Us?

Julia Scott, a writer and radio producer in San Francisco, was recently a test subject for a living ...
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Green Burial and the North-South Divide

Embalming practices were first introduced in the US during the Civil War to preserve bodies for transportation.
Wild mushrooms growing amongst fallen leaves and trees.

It’s Mushroom Season…

Check out this Special Mushroom Issue of Economic Botany to look up some pictures of edible mushrooms in the wild before you go picking.