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Eat less meat, save the planet

To conserve the planet's ecosystems and their diverse plant and animal species, human populations should consume less meat, according to Florida International University researchers.

dateAug 12, 2015 in Environment
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Keeping beef in the center of the plate

The United States' cow herd saw its highest numbers—132 million head—in 1975. Over the last 40 years those numbers have diminished, with the USDA reporting 89.8 million cattle within the country at the beginning of 2015.

dateAug 11, 2015 in Other
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We are entering a 'golden age' of animal tracking

Animals wearing new tagging and tracking devices give a real-time look at their behavior and at the environmental health of the planet, say research associates at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in the June 12 ...

dateJun 12, 2015 in Ecology
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Q&A: Why are antibiotics used in livestock?

Wal-Mart, the world's biggest retailer, is the latest company to ask its suppliers to curb the use of antibiotics in farm animals. Here's a rundown of what's driving the decision:

dateMay 22, 2015 in Other
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