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Bill Gates invests in a start-up trying to stop cows from burping methane

The climate technology startup has developed a feed supplement that could cut 98% of the cows’ methane emissions. ⁠Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Bill Gates has invested in an Australian start-up that aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by targeting cow burps. The billionaire’s organization Breakthrough Energy Ventures, also backed by Amazon chief executive Jeff Bezos, …

Bill Gates predicts fake meat and plant-based foods will ‘eventually’ be ‘very good’ options in the fight against climate change

“I think eventually these products will be very good, even though their share is small today.” Business magnate Bill Gates has said that fake meat products will eventually be a “very good” option for consumers, especially for those not willing to go vegan or plant-based but looking to reduce their climate impact The billionaire turned …

Climate change labels on food can change eating habits, study shows

Study findings indicate climate labels on restaurant menus would encourage consumer decisions. Climate labels on food items such as meat informing consumers of the negative impact of the production of such foods on the planet can alter their buying habits, according to a new study. The research, which was published in JAMA Network Open, was …

Virgin Atlantic to launch first transatlantic net zero flight. But is it truly ‘guilt free’?

The aircraft will be powered by 100% sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). This low-emissions fuel is made from forestry or agricultural waste. Virgin Atlantic has announced the launch of the world’s first ‘net-zero’ transatlantic flight. The aircraft will be a Virgin Atlantic Boeing 787 and will fly between Heathrow, London, and John F Kennedy airport, New …

10 years vegan James Cameron attends ‘Dolphin Show’ for Avatar 2 promotions

The director has been an outspoken advocate for animals in the past, an ardent environmentalist, and vegan for over 10 years. Renowned director James Cameron has come under fire for attending a “dolphin show” to promote his epic science fiction film Avatar: The Way of Water. Cameron was in Tokyo, Japan on 10th December to …

Would you make your dog eat lab-grown meat?

The global pet food sector emits more greenhouse gases than countries including Mozambique and the Philippines. In the last few years, plant-based food choices have soared in popularity for health, planet and ethical reasons. Understandably, pet owners also want the best for their furry companions, especially when it comes to food. According to a 2021 …

Is David Attenborough vegan? Here’s what we know

The legendary naturalist’s work focuses on animals, climate change, environmental destruction – but does his diet conform to his environmental views? Sir David Attenborough is well known for his passion for everything planet and his dedication to research, documentation, and advocacy in protecting and restoring nature is unparalleled.   Naturally, with him being such a force …

UK PM Rishi Sunak appoints vegan as head of green policy

Downing Street hopes the new hire will make Sunak sound more authentic on environmental issues, the Guardian reports. Rishi Sunak has reportedly appointed a vegan as his head of environmental policy. According to the Guardian, No 10 has approached Meera Vadher to overhaul the prime minister’s image on the environment. Vadher is a former special …

Activists target Barcelona’s Egypt museum to protest Coke’s COP27 sponsorship

Coca-Cola – known to be the world’s largest plastics polluter – is one of the official sponsors of the UN’s COP27 climate summit. Eco activists threw fake blood and oil on artefacts displayed at the Egyptian Museum of Barcelona. Two activists from Futuro Vegetal – a Spanish organisation – doused the display case with red …

University Of Stirling becomes the first in the UK to go 100% plant-based

The University of Stirling has voted in favour of vegan menus following a campaign by Animal Rebellion. Stirling University’s student union has voted to go 100% plant-based. The motion sought to transform menus of the three outlets operated by the union. With the favourable vote, Studio, Venue and Underground Coffee Shop are set to transition …

US farmers use the most inhumane method to kill millions of birds amid avian flu outbreak

Ventilation shutdown plus heat is considered the most “cruellest option” for killing birds affected by the continuing bird flu epidemic. Just like humans and animals, birds have their own pandemics. This year, the H5N1 virus, or bird flu, has affected millions of birds in factory farms like chickens, ducks, and turkeys. Since early 2022, more …

Whales eat up to 10 million microplastics a day, new study reveals

“[The microplastic pieces] could be scratching the linings of their stomach. It could be absorbed into the bloodstream, or it could all pass through the animal. We don’t know yet,” The menace of plastic continues to grow. Microscopic pieces of plastic have infiltrated every aspect of the earth from the oceans, rivers, fish, and even …