Insect Farming Isn’t Going to Save Us

Raising animals intensively for food is the biggest source of animal cruelty on the planet. It also happens to be a major emitter of greenhouse gases, responsible for up to 37 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions.

As it is, the livestock sector alone produces more greenhouse gases than the direct emissions from all forms of global transport.

It’s a sobering thought.&n…

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NASA Unveils Historic First Mission to the Corona

NASA aims to uncover the secrets of the sun and answer long-mystifying questions about our nearest star next summer when it sends a spacecraft through blistering heat — at equally blistering speeds — to reach the sun for the first time.

The spacecraft will travel 430,000 miles per hour and battle temperatures up to 2,500 degrees Fahrenheit within the sun’s corona, the re…

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On Loving Someone Who Battles Inner Demons

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Many of those who battle the most serious mental …

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The Bivalent Booster Protects Against New COVID-19 Variants, New Data Show

The Omicron variant has morphed into more than half a dozen different strains—the latest of which include BQ.1.1 and XBB.1, and XBB.1.5. Combined, these variants and their close relatives now account for nearly 90% of new COVID-19 infections in the U.S.

But so far, no COVID-19 vaccine directly targets them. Instead, the latest bivalent formulation of the booster (and the only one cu…

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Regional Carbon Markets Are Put to the Test in Virginia

If you’re a Virginian concerned about the environment—particularly the role power plants play in exacerbating climate change—the last three years have been good ones for you.

Yes, your energy bill has gone up—a little—by $2.39 per month, according to Dominion Energy, the state’s largest power producer. At the same time though, the Environmental Protect…

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The Persistent Myth About Planetary Alignments

History does not record who the weeping woman was who joined the giant crowd at the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles on Feb. 4, 1962. But she was inconsolable.

“I know it’s silly to carry on this way,” she said with a hitching breath to a reporter from the Griffith Observer magazine. “But I can’t help myself.” The cause of her profound distre…

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There’s No Way to Make Space Travel Climate-Friendly Right Now

SpaceX has never been reluctant to brag, especially when it comes to its celebrated Falcon 9 rocket. Since 2010, as a company toteboard shows, 217 Falcon 9s have flown, with 61 launches in 2022 alone, making it the workhorse of the current global space fleet. So what’s not to like? Plenty, actually—at least if you care about the environment.

The Falcon 9 uses a fuel …

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Toilet Paper Is a Huge Source of Harmful ‘Forever Chemicals’

In case you’re counting, the average American will go through 26 kg (57 lbs) of toilet paper in a single year. Multiply that by the 332 million people in the U.S. and you get more than 19 billion pounds of waste paper being flushed away annually. All by itself that represents a massive disposal and sanitation challenge.

But now, according to a paper just published in Environment…

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Good U.S. Weather Allows for an Outdoor (and Safer) Thanksgiving_1

Public-health officials have for weeks been urging Americans to avoid gathering for Thanksgiving this year, lest the holiday turn into a national super-spreading event. But for those who still plan on getting together, experts say an outdoor get-together is far safer than prolonged time indoors, where it’s easier for the virus that causes COVID-19 to spread. Whether an outdoor Thanksgivin…

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Boohoo supply chain review identifies failings, leads to big change

The company had announced the review back in July after news stories about sub-contractors paying workers well below the UK’s minimum wage and also making them work in unsafe conditions.Overseen by Alison Levitt QC, the review “identified many failings in the Leicester supply chain”.

But it also said there’s “ample evidence that the steps which Boohoo is now taking in relation to …

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