Should plant-based meat replace beef completely?

What’s the beef with beef? As plant-based meat startups try to chop the meat from our diets, beef is seen as bad for the land, air and the body. But that’s not the full story. Economics correspondent Paul Solman takes a closer look at the costs, pros and cons of our obsession with the mighty bovine.

The year the West was burning: How the 2020 wildfire season got so extreme

If 2020 has proved anything, it is to expect the unexpected.

More than 4 million acres of California went up in flames in 2020 – about 4 percent of the state's land area and more than double its previous wildfire record.

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It’s time for the US to carry its fair share on climate change

Domestic emissions reductions aren’t enough—the US needs to help speed the climate transition in poor countries
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Experts calculate future ice loss and the extent to which Greenland and the Antarctic will contribute to sea-level rise

The major international project ISMIP6 offers new estimates of how much melting ice sheets will contribute to global sea-level rise by 2100 Ice-sheet
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Fossil fuel plants with nearly three-fourths of current generating capacity will reach the end of their typical lifespan by 2035.
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The long-lasting mental health effects of wildfires

Across the West, fire season lasts longer and has become more intense than any time in history—tens of thousands of structures burn every year, and dozens of people die. But new research is highlighting a different problem: those who survive are never the same.