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    If you eat one fast food burger a day, your annual greenhouse gas emissions are the equivalent of driving a regular petrol car 7,196 miles (11,581km) or heating the average UK home for 447 days.

    Climate change food calculator: What's your diet's carbon footprint?
    Climate change food calculator: What's your diet's carbon footprint? https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-46459714

    ( I got a burger at Burger King yesterday. They were all hectic and I hear over the din from somewhere behind the counter, "She's should go home, she already threw up once." You don't want to hear that coming from the cooks, it kind of wrecks the ambience.)
     
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    Two ways:

    Delete nytimes.com cookies (or all cookies if you wish) from your browser.

    Use a different browser -- Chrome, Firefox, I.E., Safari etc., or a different computer.
     
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    Japan 'to leave whaling commission to resume hunting'


    Japan 'to resume commercial whale hunt' https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-46629341
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    It's probably much less ruinous than our culture of eating cows/cheeseburgers.

    (Useful info: Have you ever wondered how many hamburgers come from one cow? Online Magazine Today I Found Out reports that with an average cow, which yields about 200 kilograms (or 440 pounds) of usable meat, you could make 4,500 hamburgers at McDonald’s.) (that's 1760 1/4 pounders)
     
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    Elon Musk @elonmusk


    We know we’ll run out of dead dinosaurs to mine for fuel & have to use sustainable energy eventually, so why not go renewable now & avoid increasing risk of climate catastrophe? Betting that science is wrong & oil companies are right is the dumbest experiment in history by far …
     
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    It Took On the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Now It’s in Pieces. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/03/world/americas/great-pacific-garbage-patch-cleanup.html?action=click&module=Discovery&pgty


    It Took On the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Now It’s in Pieces.

    A test of the ocean-cleaning boom last year in Alameda, Calif. The group that created it said material fatigue and “local stress concentration” might have caused a fracture in the multimillion-dollar structure.
     
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    More glaciers in East Antarctica are waking up -- NASA

    East Antarctica has the potential to reshape coastlines around the world through sea level rise, but scientists have long considered it more stable than its neighbor, West Antarctica. Now, new detailed NASA maps of ice velocity and elevation show that a group of glaciers spanning one-eighth of East Antarctica’s coast have begun to lose ice over the past decade, hinting at widespread changes in the ocean.

    In recent years, researchers have warned that Totten Glacier, a behemoth that contains enough ice to raise sea levels by at least 11 feet (about 3 meters), appears to be retreating because of warming ocean waters. Now, researchers have found that a group of four glaciers sitting to the west of Totten, plus a handful of smaller glaciers farther east, are also losing ice.
     
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    Human diet causing 'catastrophic' damage to planet -- PHYS.org


    The way humanity produces and eats food must radically change to avoid millions of deaths and "catastrophic" damage to the planet, according to a landmark study published Thursday.

    The key to both goals is a dramatic shift in the global diet—roughly half as much sugar and red meat, and twice as many vegetables, fruits and nuts, a consortium of three dozen researchers concluded in The Lancet, a medical journal.
     
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    2018 Fourth Warmest Year in Continued Warming Trend, According to NASA, NOAA
    2018 Fourth Warmest Year in Continued Warming Trend, According to NASA https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/2018-fourth-warmest-year-in-continued-warming-trend-according-to-nasa-noaa
     
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    Plummeting insect numbers 'threaten collapse of nature'
     
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    A Troubling Discovery in the Deepest Ocean Trenches

    For the past decade, Jamieson, a marine biologist at Newcastle University, has been sending vehicles to the bottom of marine trenches, which can be as deep as the Himalayas are tall. Once there, these landers have collected amphipods—scavenger relatives of crabs and shrimp that thrive in the abyss......

    The team found PCBs galore. Some amphipods were carrying levels 50 times higher than those seen in crabs from one of China’s most polluted rivers.....

    Brooks eventually found plastic fibers and fragments in 72 percent of the amphipods that the team collected, from all six trenches that they had surveyed. In the least polluted of these sites, half of the amphipods had swallowed at least one piece of plastic. In the 6.8-mile-deep Mariana Trench, the lowest point in any ocean, all of the specimens had plastic in their gut......
     

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