Post Tagged with: "Environment"

World Oceans Day: Animal Organizations Speak Out Against Mississippi Dolphin Prison

World Oceans Day: Animal Organizations Speak Out Against Mississippi Dolphin Prison

Nineteen international animal protection organizations have joined forces for World Oceans Day today to plead for dolphins to be excluded from the new Mississippi Aquarium, slated to open in 2019. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, Born Free Foundation, and Sonar are among the organizations that signed In Defense of Animals’ letter on behalf of the dolphins to Gulfport […]

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Substituting Beans for Beef Beneficial for Environment

Substituting Beans for Beef Beneficial for Environment

Swapping beans for beef would help the United States reach targeted greenhouse gas emission reductions, according to a report published in Climatic Change. Researchers compared simulated net emissions of legume production, subtracted those from average beef production rates, and used U.S. reduction goals for 2020 as a reference. Based on the results, legume substitution could account for 46 to 74 […]

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That Plastic Straw Sucks: Xanterra Commits to Reduce Straw Consumption

That Plastic Straw Sucks: Xanterra Commits to Reduce Straw Consumption

500 Million of Them a Day in the U.S. Alone are Siphoning the Life Out of the Planet That little plastic straw seems innocuous enough. But it’s not. In the U.S. alone, we use 500 million of them a day and most of them end up in landfills, on the ground or in our waterways. Laid end-to-end, straws used in […]

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10 Reasons Why You Should Buy Local Food

10 Reasons Why You Should Buy Local Food

By Joe Thomas 1) Food grown locally tastes far better than imported produce. Yes, some vegetables might look strange but the flavor they are bursting with surely make up for that. Locally grown food is likely to arrive on your dinner table within a few hours of being picked. The same cannot be said for those strawberries imported from Spain, […]

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Go Vegan World Launches in Birmingham, England

Go Vegan World Launches in Birmingham, England

Award winning advertising campaign, Go Vegan World, launched in Birmingham on October 24th. Colorful and thought-provoking banners appear on Birmingham taxis, the Walsall digital billboard on the M6, and video screens at New St, the Bullring shopping centre, and The Loop.  The eye catching ads and videos feature headlines such as They Trust Us, We Butcher Them and Dairy Takes […]

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Chinese Oil Interests Force Closure of Award-Winning Ecolodge

Chinese Oil Interests Force Closure of Award-Winning Ecolodge

Seismic explorations planned by Chinese Oil Company Sinopec have led the Ecuadorian eco-tourism company, Tropic, to close the internationally recognized and award-winning Huaorani Ecolodge, a community tourism program operated in conjunction with the Huaorani people on the fringes of Yasuní National Park. Tropic Ecuador will halt until further notice welcoming guests to the Huaorani Ecolodge at the headwaters of the […]

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Vegan Diets Do Least Environmental Damage

Vegan Diets Do Least Environmental Damage

A vegan diet leaves the smallest environmental footprint, according to an article published in the Journal of Hunger & Environmental Nutrition. Researchers assigned 63 participants from the New Dietary Interventions to Enhance the Treatments for weight loss (New DIETs) study to a vegan, vegetarian, pesco-vegetarian, semi-vegetarian, or omnivorous diet and monitored changes in their environmental impact. Those in the vegan […]

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Vegan Diet Best for the Environment and Human Health

Vegan Diet Best for the Environment and Human Health

Vegetarian and vegan diets are best for the environment and human health, according to research published online in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. Researchers assessed several regional models that incorporated environmental, economic, and health impacts associated with a dietary change in the future. Diets compared included proportional reduction in animal products, […]

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A Shift In Earth’s Magnetic Poles May Hold  The Secret To Climate Change

A Shift In Earth’s Magnetic Poles May Hold The Secret To Climate Change

As scientists study the causes and severity of climate change, they have looked to Earth’s atmosphere for answers. But that may be the wrong place to find a satisfying and correct solution, says William Goodenough, author of “The Three Concepts of Climate Change: Is AGW Politics or Science?” (www.whyclimatechange.net). Instead, the key to unlocking the global-warming riddle could lie in […]

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The Next UN Climate Conference Should Be Vegan

The Next UN Climate Conference Should Be Vegan

At the United Nations’ Conference of the Parties (COP) 21 in Paris, 196 countries agreed to approve a plan to combat global climate change that included a call for more vegan eating. But the meals served at the conference were far from “green,” prompting PETA to send a letter to the U.N. today calling on officials not to repeat this […]

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