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Scientists warn the world is about to reach 'peak meat'

When it comes to meat, the world’s plate is more than half full. In fact, scientists say it’s fast approaching a tipping point. In a letter published in the The Lancet Planetary Health Journal, 50 international scientists and environmental experts…

Why it's so hard to predict snowfall accurately

It’s one thing when there’s talk of flurries or a light dusting. But when your local meteorologist starts mentioning serious snowfall or the snowflake icon is prominent on your weather app, it can cause havoc. Before you rush out for…

The rise of zero-proof drinks

You could say we’re right in the middle of a full-fledged cocktail revival, with no sign of winding down anytime soon. These days, you can find bespoke absinthe cocktails in your neighborhood bar, small-batch mezcal sits alongside scotch in your…

You can change your personality in 10 weeks

Do you wish you could be more outgoing? Or maybe you have a temper and would like to be more levelheaded? It might seem impossible to change such core aspects of your personality. After all, research shows that the Big…

This time-lapse video makes clear how Alaska's glaciers are changing

[embedded content] There’s nothing quite like watching nearly 50 years’ worth of ice as it transforms the planet’s surface in the span of seconds. Certainly, the pace of this new time-lapse video from the University of Alaska Fairbanks is anything…

Astronomers spy the Geminid meteors’ dust trail in space

Astronomers held a press conference this week to discuss the trail of dust left by 3200 Phaethon – the mysterious, blue rock-comet that spawns the Geminid meteor shower each year. This object was one of the 1st to blur the distinction between asteroids and comets.

2019: The Year in Climate Change

Want to Escape Global Warming? These Cities Promise Cool Relief While climate change affects everywhere, some areas in America will be less affected than others. And some of those fortunate places, it happens, might be looking for people. April 15,…

The New NAFTA Is Better Than No NAFTA at All

The updated version of the North American Free Trade Agreement unveiled this week does not represent a clear improvement on the original 1994 deal. There are changes for the better, like Mexico’s agreement to adopt stronger protections for labor unions…

The Party That Ruined the Planet

The most terrifying aspect of the U.S. political drama isn’t the revelation that the president has abused his power for personal gain. If you didn’t see that coming from the day Donald Trump was elected, you weren’t paying attention. No,…

His Novels of Planetary Devastation Will Make You Want to Survive

Jeff VanderMeer was hiking the grassy, swamp-lined pathways of a wildlife refuge outside Tallahassee, Fla., a few years ago when he and a friend found themselves in the path of a charging wild boar. The area is a sea-level palimpsest…