Disturbing news came out of a meeting in Oxford, England, last week. Over 200 researchers, policy makers, businesspeople, and members of civil society met to reexamine Earth’s deadline for human … [Read full article]
Cut Food-Related Carbon Emissions In Half By Not Eating Meat
Our modern lifestyle is packed full of behaviors and habits and products that have high carbon emissions attached to them, so there are plenty of areas in our lives that … [Read full article]
Why Americans Are Overweight (photoon)
Posted anonymously on Facebook. Cheap eats = poor diet = overweight for sure.
Farmageddon Strips Rosy Myths From 21st-Century Food: London Salon February 20
Farmageddon: The True Cost of Cheap Meat exposes a worldwide crisis in mega-farming. (Graphic from Sunday Times review by coauthor.) The authors, Philip Lymbery and Isabel Oakeshott, believe that the … [Read full article]
First Global 'Camera Trap' Study Reveals Threatened Mammal Species' Lives, Damaged Habitats
With over 50, 000 photos (and counting) capturing over 100 mammal species from seven protected areas across Africa, Asia and the Americas…a global ‘hidden camera” research project is giving conservation biologists a rare glimpse into the ordinary lives of many endangered or threatened mammal species.The camera study, conducted by The Tropical Ecology Assessment and Monitoring Network (TEAM), is helping to confirm what smaller, isolated studies have indicated: that habitat destruction is jeopardizing the biological integrity and diversity of many of the world’s mammals.
Livestock Production, Environment, and Going Green
Several months ago, back in June of 2010, I wrote up a story on the environmental impact of eating meat based on a new-at-the-time United Nations (UN) report on the matter. I recently ran across another good story on this topic on a friend’s site, Global Warming is Real, titled “Eating Less Meat to Cut CO2 Emissions” that resulted in a follow-up.
Top 10 Global Weirding & Environment Stories of 2010
This is a difficult list to come up with when you cover these topics every day. There are so many big stories, many of which never even hit the mainstream … [Read full article]
Are You Taking Global Warming Personally?
It… should not be surprising that the U.S. Pentagon states that global warming is a larger threat than even terrorism. “Picture Japan, suffering from flooding along its coastal cities and … [Read full article]