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Water, Peace, & Security — Under Threat

February 26th, 2020 | by Cynthia Shahan

We write about CO2 emissions of fossil fuels quite a bit on CleanTechnica, but there is something that bears repetition as well. It is that renewable energy typically uses much less water than other electricity sources. The overuse of water, including for our power plants, is something that critically threatens our children


Animal Agriculture & Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria, PTSD, Biodiversity Loss, & World Hunger

December 16th, 2018 | by Daryl Elliott

This is the part three of a multi-article series on the connection between animal agriculture and various societal and environmental problems. This article covers the relationship between animal agriculture and wildlife habitat encroachment, species extinctions, concentrated animal feeding operation (CAFO) odors, financially marginalized communities, antibiotic-resistant bacteria, world hunger, tax subsidies for animal agriculture, hidden costs of animal agriculture (including subsidized fast foods), slaughterhouse PTSD and alcohol/drug abuse, domestic abuse, human rights issues, and more


Is Renewable Energy Enough To Stop Global Warming? What About Animal Agriculture?

December 9th, 2018 | by Daryl Elliott

With the climate generally growing warmer, it becomes more urgent and imperative to slow climate disruption. Recently, the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a new report after reviewing 6,000 scientific studies and references. The IPCC suggests that it is vital that we keep the temperature delta within 1.5 degrees Celsius (2.7 degrees Fahrenheit) compared to the preindustrial historical average. If we were to exceed that level, we may see runaway climate warming. This dire situation demands that we do everything possible to improve our path forward


Investors Warn Asian Factory Farms Risk “Financial Food Poisoning”‘ of Global Food Supply Chain

August 16th, 2017 | by Andrea Bertoli

Industrial animal agriculture is a hugely devastating industry for humans, for animals, and for the planet. Growing feedstock for animals means acres of rainforest are cleared for soybeans; methane emissions from CAFOs (concentrated animal feeding operations) are one of the leading causes of climate change; the resulting manure pollutes local waterways and air; and the crowded conditions of CAFOs lead to high rates of sickness and infection, leading to excessive use of antibiotics — which makes these vital medicines less effective for humans (in fact, farm animals receive approximately 80% of the antibiotics sold in the US)



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