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Meat industry blamed for largest-ever ‘dead zone’ in Gulf of Mexico

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Toxins from manure and fertiliser pouring into waterways in and around the Gulf of Mexico are causing harmful algal blooms, leading to widespread ‘dead zones’. Photograph: Patrick Semansky/AP

A new report shows toxins from suppliers to companies like Tyson Foods are pouring into waterways, causing marine life to leave or die

August 1, 2017 — The global meat industry, already implicated in driving global warming and deforestation, has now been blamed for fueling what is expected to be the worst “dead zone” on record in the Gulf of Mexico. Continue reading Meat industry blamed for largest-ever ‘dead zone’ in Gulf of Mexico

How to reduce your carbon footprint

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A vegan diet might make as much as a 20% difference to your overall carbon impact. Photograph: Paul Bock/Alamy Stock Photo

From cutting down on meat to contacting your local representatives and investing in clean energy, here are 15 ways to help reduce global carbon emissions

January 19, 2017 — 1 Air travel is usually the largest component of the carbon footprint of frequent flyers. A single return flight from London to New York – including the complicated effects on the high Continue reading How to reduce your carbon footprint

Tax meat and dairy to cut emissions and save lives, study urges

food production causes a quarter of greenhouse gas emissions, largely from the raising of cattle and other livestock
Food production causes a quarter of greenhouse gas emissions, largely from the raising of cattle and other livestock. Photograph: Mike Kemp/Getty Images

Surcharges of 40% on beef and 20% on milk would compensate for climate damage and deter people from consuming as much unhealthy food

November 7, 2016 — Climate taxes on meat and milk would lead to huge and vital cuts in carbon emissions as well as saving half a million lives a year via healthier diets, according to the first global analysis of the issue.  Continue reading Tax meat and dairy to cut emissions and save lives, study urges