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Dining out, dessert and booze may be worse for climate change than meat

A Japanese study, which has implications for all big economies, suggests that the best way to tax carbon might focus on sweets and alcohol over meat.
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What men eat and drink may affect their babies's health

Emerging science indicates that fathers play a more significant role in pregnancy outcomes than previously thought.
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Budweiser to stop using plastic for all its UK beer four-packs before 2021

Brewing firm Budweiser is to phase out single-use plastic pack rings from its entire range of UK-produced beer – which include the bestselling brands Stella Artois, Budweiser and Bud Light – by the end of 2020.

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Why warning pregnant women not to drink can backfire

Harsh measures, or even threats of them, can lead to the avoidance of prenatal care entirely.
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The ocean is teeming with microplastic

The ocean is a mess of microplastic — and it's trickling into humans' food systems.

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How making booze from peas can help fight climate change

Scientists say switching from wheat to peas as the base for our alcohol could have major environmental benefits.
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Glass alcohol bottles contain harmful levels of lead, cadmium

A study found that toxic chemicals leached from the bottles when exposed to rain in a landfill site.
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Altering memories to treat drug addiction

Environmental cues can trigger powerful memories of substance use. New research explores what happens when those memories are disrupted.
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Heat and drought could threaten world beer supply

A new study says a warming globe will be bad news for barley, an essential ingredient in the world’s most popular alcoholic beverage.

First bat removed from U.S. endangered species list

Just thirty years ago, only a thousand of the bats remained—but after decades of work, the species is thriving.
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Far more U.S. children than previously thought may have fetal alcohol disorders

New research estimates that neurological disorders caused by mothers drinking during pregnancy are at least as common as autism.
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There’s a fight brewing over what pregnant women should eat

Rice has arsenic, mac and cheese has phthalates, and soda just isn’t worth the risk. But some are pushing back on the better-safe-than-sorry crowd.
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