With the era of building big dams over in the U.S., a growing number of existing dams are being modified to produce hydropower. These projects, advocates say, avoid the damaging impacts of new dams and could generate enough renewable electricity for several million homes.
Fossil fuels, cattle and rotting waste produce methane, a greenhouse gas responsible for 30 per cent of global heating. Cutting it is the strongest action available to slow global heating in the near term, the UN's environment chief says.
I can’t help but think, if Epicurious is taking sustainability and environmental impact seriously, wouldn’t it be a better pledge to exclude the use of cow products altogether? Milk? Cheese? Butter? That's what Joanna Tymkiw thinks.
As Epicurious cut beef from its digital diet this week, conservative culture warriors used misinformation to invent their own meat-related scandal, writes columnist Max Fawcett. But at some point, we're going to have to reckon with the climate impact of our diet.