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Burger King’s New Low-Methane Burgers Aren’t Going to Save Us

The meat industry is under intense scrutiny for its climate impact, with beef singled out as the biggest culprit. But if you want to save the planet, opt for the salad. It’s that simple.

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Australian Officials Use Bushfire Recovery Effort to Cover Up Mass Killing of Wild Horses

Environmental officials in Australia are manipulating population data and using COVID-19 scare campaigns to eradicate the Heritage Brumby population. Can they be stopped?

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Dairy-Free Starbucks: A Win for Animals and the Planet

Starbucks serves 80,000 different drink combinations—most of which include dairy. Switching to plant-based milk would dramatically reduce environmental damage and alleviate animal suffering.

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It’s Time for Fossil Fuel Divestment Campaigners to Take on the Meat Industry

For years, climate campaigners have targeted the financial sector for bankrolling the fossil fuel industry. Next up: the $1.4-trillion meat industry.

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Coronavirus Pandemic Threatening Last of the Great Apes

COVID-19 did not originate in humans, nor is it infecting just our species. The virus further jeopardizes great apes while continuing to wreak havoc in our own societies.

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Why Is Palm Oil Such a Problem Now?

Palm oil has revolutionized the way we produce a variety of foods and cosmetics. But most people are unaware of how destructive this “magical ingredient” is to the natural environment.

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Climate Protests Move Online Amid Pandemic

In a year of unprecedented social and environmental upheaval, activist groups are scrambling to predict how the pandemic will play out.

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Are Dairy Digesters the Renewable Energy Answer or a ‘False Solution’ to Climate Change?

Capturing the massive quantities of methane dairy farms emit could reduce overall carbon pollution. But critics say the effort is propping up Big Dairy.

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Could Changing the Way We Farm Rice Be a Climate Solution?

Farmers are focusing on ways to reduce methane emissions and save water to further reduce the staple crop’s climate footprint.

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Why the Climate Movement Is Failing Us: From A Black Woman Who Doesn’t Trust Science

Jasmine Leyva, director of The Invisible Vegan, unpacks the complicated relationship between people of color and the climate movement.

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How the Environment Has Changed Since the First Earth Day 50 Years Ago

These charts show that while progress has been made in some areas, humanity still has a major impact on the planet.

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How Will Farms and Restaurants Emerge from Coronavirus? We Asked the Experts

Chefs, farmers, food activists, rural community leaders, and academics weigh in on the state of our food system, during and after the coronavirus pandemic.

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Q&A: Plant-Based Pioneer David Yeung on the Future Frontier of Sustainable Foods

Reducing meat and dairy consumption is the most impactful action consumers can take to reduce their carbon footprint. No one has championed this message more than David Yeung.

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When Natural Disaster Strikes, Wildlife Pays A Heavy Price

The Australia bushfires killed an estimated 1.25 billion wild animals. Emergency-preparedness plans still often ignore the needs of wildlife populations during and after natural disasters.

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We Kill More Animals Than Australia’s Fires Every Day

Many more farmed animals die every day than were killed by the Amazon and Australia wildfires—farmed animals also suffer more, and are linked to more habitat loss globally.

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The Livestock Lobby’s Ploy to Write the Green New Deal

Ecosystems around the globe have been driven to the brink by agricultural encroachment. Now, growing interest in regenerative agriculture is giving the industry a brand new way to green-wash its image.

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Joaquin Phoenix Urges People to Eat Plant-Based at London Protest

A lifelong animal advocate, Phoenix knows better than most: “We have a personal responsibility to take action right now.”

Australia Fires: Uncovering the Devastating Impact on Farmed Animals

Jo-Anne McArthur reports from the ground in Australia, where wildfires have wreaked havoc on farmed animals and wildlife.

The Raven Corps: Youth Activists Making a Difference

Youth activists in The Raven Corps are coming together to bring awareness to the pivotal issues the world is currently facing. These activists will not be silenced in their mission to change the world.

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Why the UK Should Adopt a Plant-Based Food System

With the country on track to miss its 2050 climate change targets, the agricultural sector will play a vital role in reaching carbon zero.

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Banned from Protesting in London, Activists Storm Local Slaughterhouse

British police arrested Animal Rebellion activists who disrupted operations at a Farnborough slaughterhouse that kills pigs, cows, goats, and sheep to call attention to the climate crisis.

Australia’s Landscapes of Fear

Peter Hylands reports from Australia, where the killing of kangaroos is commonplace and the population estimates and hunting permits just don’t seem to match.

Animal Rebels Occupy Cargill-Backed London Hedge Fund

Activists with Animal Rebellion risked arrest storming CarVal offices to expose companies profiting the most from climate change.

After 800 Years of Slaughter, UK’s Largest Meat Market Goes Plant-Based

Hundreds of Animal Rebellion activists descended on Smithfield Meat Market, igniting a global conversation on how to transition society towards a plant-based food system.

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What Can I Do About Climate Change? 10 Simple Climate-Friendly Actions

The climate crisis might seem insurmountable, but that does not mean we are powerless. The actions we take today will determine the prosperity of our future and that of future generations.

A Climate Change: An Unstoppable Movement Takes Hold

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres calls for the climate movement to grow in this exclusive op-ed for the Covering Climate Now media partners.

Step 1: Strike for the Climate. Step 2: Go Vegan.

It’s inspiring to see so many people around the world taking Greta Thunberg’s lead and marching for the climate. But is marching enough?

The World’s Recycling System Is Failing

Did you know China stopped purchasing the majority of the world’s recyclable items over a year ago? Citizens are placing recyclable items into bins with good intentions, but most of them are not being given a second life.

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Animal Rebellion Protester Arrested Outside Old Bailey in London

In a sweeping act of defiance, the protester spray-painted the side of the UK’s Central Criminal Court. Someone shouted, “Hey, you know you’re going to get arrested?” But that was entirely the point.

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How You Look as a Meat Eater Protesting Climate Change

The Climate Strikes taught us there is strength in numbers. What they didn’t teach us is that if you look at the numbers, the most pervasive driver of climate change is being ignored.