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Global meat and dairy production and consumption must be cut in half by 2050 to avoid dangerous climate change and keep the Paris Agreement on track, says a new Greenpeace report. If left unchecked, agriculture is projected to produce 52% of global greenhouse gas emissions in the coming decades, 70%...
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Posted by on in Food
At many Chinese restaurants in the United States, there's a special dish called shark fin soup. It's expensive — a delicacy and status symbol in Chinese culture that's served during banquets. The soup is a hotly debated item in both the scientific and political communities, and it's illegal in 12 s...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
Late into Rex Tillerson’s marathon secretary of state confirmation hearing yesterday, it came time for Sen. Jeff Merkley’s second round of questioning. What followed was something rare in US politics: a substantive back and forth on the subject of climate change. It was a deft bit of work on Merkley...
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Posted by on in Animals
Global populations of vertebrates -- mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and fish -- have declined by 58 percent between 1970 and 2012, states a new report from World Wildlife Fund (WWF). Animals living in the world’s lakes, rivers, and freshwater systems have experienced the most dramat...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
Last week, President Obama released a plan to cut carbon emissions from power plants. Climate change has also been cropping up on the presidential campaign trail — both Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders have released their own proposals. Nearly three-quarters of Americans now favor government acti...
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Posted by on in Clean Water
Molly and George Greene are still pursuing their dream of bringing clean water to 100 million people around the world. Since starting the nonprofit Water Missions International back in 2001, they estimate they have provided clean water to 3 million people in 50 nations, in most places through their...
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Posted by on in Fossil Fuels
Injecting fluids into the Earth, whether to recover natural gas or to obtain thermal energy from the planet, can cause earthquakes. New reports that look at American fracking, deep waste-water injection and geothermal activities suggest there are big risks and thus a need to develop strong regulator...
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Posted by on in Agriculture
The UK Government hopes to make Britain a world leader in agricultural science and technology following the launch of a new strategy to deliver sustainable, healthy and affordable food for future generations. Breakthroughs in nutrition, informatics, satellite imaging, remote sensing, meteorology an...
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Posted by on in Ocean/Seas/Coastlines
Finding a balance between ocean conservation and sustainability has led to a University of Queensland (UQ) scientist winning a prestigious international prize. Dr Carissa Klein, an Australian Research Council Post-Doctoral Fellow with UQ's School of Biological Sciences, was awarded the $US25,00...
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