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What we need from Volkswagen, EPA, and California to make things right

As Volkswagen Group nears its deadline on Thursday to reach a comprehensive agreement with U.S. authorities over its tainted diesel engines, the Union of Concerned Scientists calls for a punishment deserving of the magnitude of its deception rather than a slap on the wrist and a nudge towards electrification — neither a suitable punishment nor remedy.

China’s remarkable coffee

Green Beanery, our coffee business and the social enterprise arm of Probe International, introduced coffee from China to our inventory last month. Supplied by the Xinzhai Coffee Co-op, this close-range look provides a fascinating snapshot of the growers behind our Yunnan Coffee selection – China’s first crop of farming entrepreneurs.