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The world’s best cashmere comes from Mongolia, sourced from goat herders who still live according to their ancestors’ nomadic traditions. But rising temperatures and droughts spurred by climate change are now degrading pastures to the point of no return, threatening their future.

For the past decades, the cashmere boom allowed herders to raise their existence above subsistence level, offering a vital lifeline to a disappearing way of life. But it also stimulated a...
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