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25 Dinner Ideas For People Who Are Trying To Eat Less Meat

Put these in your dinner rotation.

Healthiest diets are also best for the environment, finds global study

Scientists have found that eating a healthier diet is the best option for the environment.<p>Food production has a massive impact on the planet, with up …

Six Ways We Can Adapt to Climate Change

<i>This is an article from</i> <i>Turning Points</i><i>, a magazine that explores what critical moments from this year might mean for the year ahead.</i><p>As our climate changes, human creativity has been turning to solutions to problems ranging from restoring water supplies to rebuilding failing ecosystems. In …

'Would you be willing?': words to turn a conversation around (and those to avoid)

It’s not what you say, it’s how you say it – isn’t it? According to language analysts, we may have this wrong. ‘‘We are pushed and pulled around by language far more than we realise,” says Elizabeth Stokoe, professor of social interaction at Loughborough University. Stokoe and her colleagues have …

University of California

Scientists aim to fight climate change with super plants

We have to take as much as 1 trillion tons of carbon dioxide out of the air. - V. RAM RAMANATHAN, PROFESSOR OF CLIMATE SCIENCES AT SCRIPPS INSTITUTION OF OCEANOGRAPHY

Climate

Sir James Dyson: Brexit is a disaster for Europe, not Britain

On an optimistically bright morning in rural Lincolnshire, Sir James Dyson surveys his kingdom and smiles. ‘Isn’t it all beautiful?’ he asks nobody in particular, shielding his eyes from the sun and studying an endless flat vista of fields and hedgerows. ‘I think it is, anyway…’<p>We are standing in a …

Feeding 7 billion: How food impacts communities around the world

Feeding 7 billion<p>How food impacts communities around the world<p>Feeding 7 billion<p>How food impacts communities around the world<p>Food connects us, and at …

All the havoc a marathon wreaks on the human body

According to marathon-running mythology, Pheidippides, the ancient Greek athlete often named as history’s first endurance runner, dropped dead at the end of his run.<p>Historians say this false dramatic detail springs more from poetry than traceable records, but the lie has likely endured because …

Marathons

The long-term health benefits of running a marathon — and how it could actually be good for your knees

Running a marathon is no easy task, but is it really as hard on your body as many people think? We spoke with Dr. Reed Ferber, director of the Running Injury Clinic, to find out if all of that hard work is healthy and what the health implications are of running 26 miles. Following is a transcript …

Are we breeding a 'lost generation' who won't have photo albums to capture their lives?

Visiting my parents for the weekend, a traditional ritual plays out. Slumped on the sofa after Sunday lunch, I reach towards the tatty photo albums in the bookcase.<p>Opening one, selected at random, I feel as if I’m being wrapped in a cosy blanket, carried back more than 40 years into my childhood. …

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Are you well travelled? If you've visited one of these countries, you're doing OK

Half the fun of globetrotting is telling all and sundry about your adventures. But for undisputed bragging rights, Spain simply won't do. More Britons go there each year (8,550,000, according to ONS figures) than any other country on Earth.<p>Nor will Greece, visited by 2,071,000 of us, Mexico …

Post office workers grow vegetables, breed chickens on Paris rooftop "farm"

PARIS (Reuters) - An urban agriculture initiative to make Paris more environmentally sustainable, mainly through farming on the capital's rooftops, has been such a success that the mayor is unveiling a new round of projects this week.<p>Rooftop farming has boomed in the past years from New York to …

As China has boosted renewable energy it’s moved dirty coal production to Africa

China is transforming its sources of energy domestically in a bid to reverse decades of environmental pollution. But the switch to renewable energy has brought about a conundrum: what to do with the jobs and industries that have no future in this new system?<p>Export them. Several African countries …

Fossil Fuels

Meet The Desk-Sized Turbine That Can Power A Small Town

10,000 Homes<p>Engineers from GE Global Research unveiled a turbine that could provide power for 10,000 homes. But what’s truly remarkable about this …

Renewable Energy

This Urban Farming Accelerator Wants To Let Thousands Of New Farms Bloom

Kimbal Musk’s Square Roots is giving aspiring urban farmers their own shipping containers and helping them sprout a new business, in the hopes of creating a new agricultural system.<p>In a parking lot outside a former pharmaceutical factory in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Bedford-Stuyvesant, 10 …

New Theory for Life Suggests It Was Not an Accident of Biology. It Was Physics.

“Rocks Rolling Downhill”<p>How did life first originate from nothing? This has been the focus of biologists, specifically astrobiologists, and popular …

Physics

Maize, rice, wheat: alarm at rising climate risk to vital crops

Simultaneous harvest failures in key regions would bring global famine, says the Met Office<p>Governments may be seriously underestimating the risks of crop disasters occurring in major farming regions around the world, a study by British researchers has found.<p>The newly published research, by Met …

Climate Change

What is the Paris climate agreement and who has signed it?

"We're getting out." It was with these words that Donald Trump signified the United States' break from the Paris Agreement on Climate Change​.<p>In a …

Climate

No Matter the Distance, Recover Right

Congratulations! You’ve just finished your goal race, and now it’s time to bask in the afterglow of your journey — until you start another one. If …

EcoWatch

Find out why this man is building artificial glaciers in the Himalayas

The First Climate Model Turns 50, And Predicted Global Warming Almost Perfectly

Modeling the Earth’s climate is one of the most daunting, complicated tasks out there. If only we were more like the Moon, things would be easy. The Moon has no atmosphere, no oceans, no icecaps, no seasons, and no complicated flora and fauna to get in the way of simple radiative physics. No wonder …

Climate Change

Into the woods: how one man survived alone in the wilderness for 27 years | Michael Finkel

At the age of 20, Christopher Knight parked his car on a remote trail in Maine and walked away with only the most basic supplies. He had no plan. His chief motivation was to avoid contact with people. This is his story<p>Christopher Knight was only 20 years old when he walked away from society, not to …

Florida

A new theory promises to unlock your body’s full potential—and is actually scientifically sound

Today tens of thousands of people are discovering that the environment contains hidden tools for hacking the nervous system. But no matter what they might be able to accomplish, they’re not superhuman—the fortitude they find comes from within the body itself. When they forego a few creature …

Humanity

Week 1-4 transformation: Calorie blast workout

This plan takes less than half an hour to do, just four days a week, and gets total body results fast. Keep things interesting by mixing up gym …

Top 21 Beaches in the World

Travel<p>Find perfection in these places where land meets water.<p>Ask true beach lovers to name a favorite swath of surf and sand, and the answer changes with the tides. Luckily our planet is covered in oceans, seas, and lakes, which means there’s a beach to indulge any whim. From pearly crescents …

West Sussex

Why oysters, mussels and clams could hold the key to more ethical fish farming

Aquaculture is fast becoming unsustainable and unnecessarily cruel. It’s time to look to bivalves, the most environmentally sound animal species to farm<p>Aquaculture – the farming of aquatic animals – is one of the fastest growing food production industries in the world. But it’s growing the wrong …

What if we gave universal income to people in biodiversity hotpots?

Writer and professor, Ashley Dawson, argues in his new book that capitalism is behind our current mass extinction crisis. But installing universal guaranteed income in biodiversity hotspots may be one remedy.<p>Human nature isn’t driving mass extinction – as some have argued – but our acceptance of …

Researchers Say They've Figured Out What Makes People Reject Science, And It's Not Ignorance

Why some people believe Earth is flat.<p>A lot happened in 2016, but one of the biggest cultural shifts was the rise of fake news - where claims with no …

Spoiler alerts: the five best climate-change films

Hollywood – loyal to its eco-sceptic audiences in middle America – has always been frosty towards environmental movies. Here are the most prescient exceptions to the rule<p>“We know that it was us that scorched the sky.”<p>And with that curt footnote, The Matrix sidesteps any further elaboration on the …