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California's dairy biogas market faces a critical juncture

In California, a contentious debate emerges over the state's dairy biogas market, as environmental concerns clash with industry incentives.

Derek Harrison reports for Inside Climate News.

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The climate summit starts to crack a tough nut: Emissions from food

A road map to trim the climate footprint of food shows how hard it is to feed the world on a hotter planet.

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Being vegetarian might be partly in your genes

Eating plant-based is good for the environment. But it might be easier for some people than others.

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These manure digesters incorporate food scraps. Does that make them better?

The technology allows small and mid-sized dairy operations to lower their carbon footprints, earn extra money, and create organic fertilizers for farm use, though many worry about the PFAS contamination in food waste.
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Pennsylvania dairy farmers can get grant money to reduce methane

A team at Penn State received a $25 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to study reduction in dairy farm methane emissions by using what the agency calls “climate-smart” practices.

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Milk, cheese and ice cream without the cow has entered the marketplace

Labs have created exact molecular replicas of cow dairy. Some are already on shelves and being hailed as a way to reduce harm to cows and cut down dairy’s huge contribution to climate change.
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Peter Godfrey-Smith: My body resists veganism. What’s the most ethical alternative?

A vegan diet can be hard to adopt, even if you’re convinced it’s the right thing to do. An investigation of three options.

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