Post Tagged with: "Environment"

Meat and Dairy Surpass Oil Companies as Largest Pollutants

Meat and Dairy Surpass Oil Companies as Largest Pollutants

  The world’s five biggest meat and dairy producers emit more combined greenhouse gases than ExxonMobil, Shell, or BP, the top three oil production companies, according to a new report by GRAIN and the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP). Researchers tracked greenhouse gas emissions for 35 of the largest producers of beef, pork, poultry, and dairy. Researchers found […]

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Green Escapes: The Guide to Secret Urban Gardens

Green Escapes: The Guide to Secret Urban Gardens

An insider’s guide to the world’s greatest ‘secret’ gardens, green spaces, and pocket parks tucked away in cities around the globe. Cities everywhere are graced with charming but little-known, off-the-beaten-track gardens and green spaces, offering urbanites in the know a chance to immerse themselves in nature. These often small, well-kept secrets are not as grand as those on the tourist […]

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New Calculator Shows Side Effects of Meat Consumption

New Calculator Shows Side Effects of Meat Consumption

Problematic animal husbandry, resource consumption and excessive use of antibiotics – there are many reasons to switch to a vegetarian diet in 2018. And yet the average American still consumes more than 260 lbs carcass weight of meat per year. The topic just seems too abstract for consumers to connect the effects of their diet with the environment. A new […]

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Holy Cow! Online-Calculator Shows How Much Meat We Eat in A Lifetime

Holy Cow! Online-Calculator Shows How Much Meat We Eat in A Lifetime

Problematic animal husbandry, resource consumption and excessive use of antibiotics – there are many reasons to switch to a vegetarian/vegan diet. And yet the average American still consumes more than 170 lbs of meat per year. The topic just seems too abstract for consumers to connect the effects of their diet with the environment. A new online tool wants to […]

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Humans Have Created Over 9 Billion Tons of Plastic with No End in Sight

Humans Have Created Over 9 Billion Tons of Plastic with No End in Sight

A new study reveals that humans have produced trillions of pounds of plastic since the early 1950s. Half the amount of plastic made since 1950 was manufactured in the last 13 years; the growth rate of the industry continues to increase each year, despite the enormous pollution and toxic problems associated with plastic. Another 26.5 trillion pounds are expected to […]

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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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