Environment

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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The vanish: Ghana’s defenders face new perils in fight against overfishing

Illegal fishing by Chinese-owned trawlers is expensing the country millions and one of the officials trying to stop it has now been missing for months In his cramped living room in an Accra backstreet, Bernard Essien pullings out a sheet of paper- a statement signed by his elder brother Emmanuel and addressed to the Ghanaian …

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To eat or not to eat: 10 of the world’s most controversial foods

From beef to cod to avocados to soya, many of our best-loved foods raise big ethical and environmental questions. What do the experts say? Deforestation. Child labour. Pollution. Water shortfalls. The more we learn about the side-effects of food production, the more the act of feeding ourselves becomes fraught with anxiety. How can we be …

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How hedgehogs became the latest victim of the obesity crisis

Keen to lure the endangered animals into gardens, some people are overfeeding them with competitive menus and doing more damage than good Name : The obesity crisis. Age : Very modern. Appearance: Seriously fat. Yes, I assemble that two-thirds of the UK population are overweight and a quarter are obese. I think that’s true, but …

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The vanishing: Ghana’s defenders face new perils in fight against overfishing

Illegal fishing by Chinese-owned trawlers is costing the country millions and one of the officials trying to stop it has now been missing for months In his cramped living room in an Accra backstreet, Bernard Essien pulls out a sheet of paper- a statement signed by his elder brother Emmanuel and addressed to the Ghanaian …

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For the sake of life on Earth, we must put a limit on wealth | George Monbiot

Increased spending power leads to environmental damage. Its hour for a radical scheme, says Guardian columnist George Monbiot It is not quite true that behind every great fortune lies a great crime. Musician and novelists, for example, can become extremely rich by dedicating other people pleasure. But it does appear to be universally true that …

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Food apartheid: the root of the problem with America’s groceries

Food justice activist Karen Washington wants us to move away from the word food desert, which doesnt take into account the systemic racism permeate Americas food system America’s sustainable food motion has been steadily growing, challenging consumers to truly consider where our food comes from, and inspiring people to farm, eat local, and rethink our …

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