Environment

Avoiding meat and dairy is’ single biggest way’ to reduce your impact on Earth

Biggest analysis to date uncovers huge footprint of livestock – it provides merely 18% of calories but takes up 83% of farmland Avoiding meat and dairy products is the single biggest way to reduce your environmental impact on the planet, according to the scientists behind the most comprehensive analysis to date of the damage farming …

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Red meat plays vital role in diets, claims expert in fightback against veganism

As millions cut off animal products, farming meeting hears that fruit and vegetables have been drained of nutrients Advocates of red meat will begin a fightback against the growth of veganism this week at the UK’s biggest farming meeting, with claims that eating lamb and beef is vital because some plants and fish are being …

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Mumbai’s leopards have killed humen- but could they also be saving lives?

Leopards roaming the Sanjay Gandhi National Park could be helping to control the citys dangerous stray puppy population, study suggests A fleeting glimpse of the black spots and gold fur of a leopard is not an uncommon sight at Sanjay Gandhi National Park in the Indian city of Mumbai. Leopards are often thought of as …

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Facing extinction, the North Atlantic right whale cannot accommodated. Can we? | Philip Hoare

Once the right whale to hunt, Eubalaena glacialis is now beset by nets, ships and changing seas. We are losing a beautiful beast As if to confound everyone, this past week Dr Charles ” Stormy ” Mayo and his team from the Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies reported watching up to 150 right whales in …

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I didn’t buy any food for a year – and I’m healthier than I’ve ever been

Rob Greenfield gardened, fished and foraged to eat more sustainably and encourage others to do the same. But to succeed, he needed the community For the last year I grew and foraged 100% of my food. No grocery store , no eateries , not even a drinking at a bar. Nature was my garden, my …

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Private firefighters and five-star hotels: how the rich sit out wildfires

Record-breaking US wildfires are fueling a cottage industry of boutique services and many are happy to pay the price With record-breaking wildfires engraving up the American west this summer, firefighters have become the rarest of civil servants: the kind almost universally lauded as heroes. Reinforcements dropped into California’s firefight from as far away as Australia …

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Can ditching meat and dairy open up new taste sensations? My week as a foodie vegan

My first try at veganism left me living on chips. This time, Zoe Williams explores a whole new world of culinary possibilities, from vegan cheese to falafel koftes I‘m going to describe the process of constructing vegan cheese. Later, I’ll tell you how popular veganism is, how it’s the dietary habit of the age, how …

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Canada: endangered orca pod renders its first calf in three years

Researchers spotted newborn off the west coast of British Columbia on 31 May as the last successful calving occurred in 2016 A pod of endangered killer whales on Canada’s west coast has made its first calf in three years, a promising sign for the ailing orcas. Researchers spotted the newborn calf off the west coast …

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