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Money Is the Oxygen on Which the Fire of Global Warming Burns – The New Yorker

I’m skilled at eluding the fetal crouch of despair—because I’ve been working on climate change for thirty years, I’ve learned to parcel out my angst, to keep my distress under control. But, in the past few months, I’ve more often…

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Find vegan restaurants using Yelp’s updated, personalized app

Feel like feasting on a batch of sweet potato fries and a thick soy milkshake? Maybe a tempeh sandwich from the best vegan cafe in your ‘burb? Yelp’s updated, personalized mobile app makes finding a vegan restaurant near you easy.

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KFC partners with Beyond Meat for vegan chicken nuggets

KFC’s legendary Colonial Sanders and plant-based meat might not sound like a match made in chicken heaven, but the chain is keeping its fingers crossed. KFC and Beyond Meat recently shook things up in the quick service restaurant by whipping up a limited one-off test sampling of its Beyond Fried Chicken nuggets, a combo of both companies’ products for select fans. Related: Lucky KFC restaurant-goers at a Georgia location got to sample the crispy nugget alternatives and boneless…

Why home cooking can't solve all our food problems

Gathering around the family table for a nightly dinner has never been so complicated. It seems like there’s a new study every day describing rising obesity rates, the danger of ultra-processed foods, and the increasingly busy schedules of families —…

A chat on a train

A fortnight ago, I set off to give a talk about driven grouse shooting at Walthamstow Wetlands as part of the London Wildlife Festival. I got off the tube at Tottenham Hale (a new experience) and walked to the site…

Why we should all embrace the sweet art of 'doing nothing'

A very long time ago, someone without any friends, who people crossed the street to avoid and probably worked himself to death said, “The devil makes work for idle hands to do.” And, unfortunately, for many of us, those words…