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Curbing meat consumption is essential in the fight against climate change. But it is a more complicated story in countries that face spiraling food insecurity.
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Senator seeks to address complaints about Nebraska ethanol plant

A bill that would prohibit the use of "treated seed corn" in the production of ethanol targets a plant near Mead that uses corn coated in fungicides and pesticides.

'We need answers’: Why are people living near Dutch goat farms getting sick?

A decade after an outbreak of Q fever killed 95 people in the Netherlands, scientists fear the emergence of a new disease.

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Time running out for Northwest salmon species, report says

A Washington report has found one of the state's iconic fish is facing a threat to its existence as a result of climate change.


Australian seafood consumers urged to stop buying flake to protect sharks

Australian consumers will be encouraged not to purchase flake when they shop for seafood and to instead try sustainable alternatives in a new campaign that aims to put a spotlight on laws that permit the harvest of endangered sharks.


Climate change worsens child malnutrition: Study

Climate change may contribute more to greater child malnutrition and poor diet than traditional causes such as poverty and poor sanitation.


A river used to run through it: how New Mexico handles a dwindling Rio Grande

The Rio Grande used to flow freely, but now in Las Cruces, humans, fish and plants are vying for water in the arid landscape.

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Extreme droughts may hit 2X as many people by century's end

Global land area and the number of people suffering from the effects of extreme drought could more than double by the late 21st century, experts warn.

The farm of the future could be hiding inside this shipping container

One of humanity's encroaching issues is population rise. How on earth (literally) are we going to feed all these people?


Nigeria cattle crisis: How drought and urbanization led to deadly land grabs.

The death toll of animals and humans is mounting as herders seeking dwindling reserves of pasture clash with farmers

England breaks promise to maintain ban on bee-harming pesticide

A pesticide believed to kill bees has been authorised for use in England despite an EU-wide ban two years ago and an explicit government pledge to keep the restrictions.


UK's beef herds could be key to sustainable farming, says report

Cattle can fertilise land but consumption of other meat, milk and eggs must fall by 50%.


Environment department scientist calls for biotechnology debate

Gideon Henderson, chief scientist at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, believes the time is ripe for a new public debate on biotechnology, the science of manipulating genes in crops and animals.


Flatulent cows no longer on the nose with seaweed solution to climate problem

Australian scientists and entrepreneurs have begun rolling out a commercial solution to a major source of greenhouse gases with a seaweed feed to block gassy livestock burps, and promising results offering more than a whiff of global potential.

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The push for standing forest protections in US climate policy

Researchers say "proforestation" policies are the fastest and most effective way to draw excess CO2 out of the atmosphere.

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An endocrine-disrupting chemical lurks in paint – but safer options are available.

Op-ed: A push for answers about the environmental causes of child cancer

A first-of-its kind study aims to tease out the link between pollution and cancer in children.

In defense of all species

From manatees to Labradoodles, let's treat them all with respect and dignity.

Unplugged: Abandoned oil and gas wells leave the ocean floor spewing methane

The Gulf of Mexico is littered with tens of thousands of abandoned oil and gas wells, and toothless regulation leaves climate warming gas emissions unchecked.

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