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Surprise! Livestock Helps Farmers Become Resilient to Climate Change

Pierre Ferrari | Posted 10.15.2016 | Green
Pierre Ferrari

Sunday, October 16 is World Food Day, and this year's theme is "Climate is changing. Food and agriculture must too." The relationship between agriculture and the environment is the crux of much of Heifer International's work in the field.

Rethinking Trapping And Public Lands

Eric Uhlfelder | Posted 10.14.2016 | Green
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Eric Uhlfelder

If the initiative passes, this is a big deal, not only because Montana has a lot of public lands--one third of the state or 50,000 square miles--and a long trapping tradition, but it will punctuate the growing shift to keeping state public lands safer for everybody.

Antibiotic Use in Livestock Is a Growing Threat

Peter Lehner | Posted 09.21.2016 | Healthy Living
Peter Lehner

If you've ever had kids in preschool or daycare, you know they're going to get sick. In those early years, kids are still learning about personal hygi...

Wildlife Services' -- AKA Murder, Inc.'s -- Unregulated Killing Fields: The Body Count of this Killing Agency is Sickeningly Reprehensible

Marc Bekoff | Posted 10.12.2016 | Green
Marc Bekoff

“Wildlife Services is one of the most opaque and least accountable agencies I know of. It is not capable of reforming itself. They need a mandate fo...

Chronic Killers...

Adam M. Roberts | Posted 08.26.2016 | Green
Adam M. Roberts

It's time for a wholesale re-evaluation of the way we relate to wild animals in this country, the way we exploit animals for human indulgence, and the protection we give to all animals.

If Food Was The Largest Climate Impact Of The 2016 Rio Olympics

Alain Vidal | Posted 08.26.2016 | Green
Alain Vidal

While the opening ceremony sent a clear message about protecting the environment, there has been sharp criticism over the levels of pollution across the city and in Guanabara Bay.

Your Dog's Playdate With His New Farm Friends -- 6 Steps to Condition Your Dog To Big Animals!

Sarah Hodgson | Posted 07.13.2016 | Green
Sarah Hodgson

Always leash your dog or puppy when conditioning her to livestock, and stay at least 20 feet outside the other animal's enclosure. A cow may charge or kick a dog that enters their personal space.

Bill Gates Is Betting On This Investment As A Way To Fight Extreme Poverty

The Huffington Post | Sarah Grossman | Posted 06.09.2016 | Impact

NEW YORK -- From the top of the World Trade Center and with dozens of chickens squawking in the background, Bill Gates announced his foundation’s ne...

Food for Thought

Michael Brune | Posted 06.01.2016 | Green
Michael Brune

Humans are putting too many greenhouse gases into our planet's atmosphere, and degrading the soils and forests that can help moderate the effects of all that climate pollution. An obvious solution is to drastically reduce emissions. But what else?

What the Paris Agreement Left Out: A Crucial Path for a Lower Emissions Future

Mia MacDonald | Posted 01.08.2016 | Green
Mia MacDonald

The Paris summit largely ignored a crucial fact: what the world eats and how it produces its food are extremely important factors in addressing climate change, more than most governments and their citizens generally recognize.

Who Are America's Sentient Beings?

Sarah Hodgson | Posted 12.21.2015 | Green
Sarah Hodgson

Reclassifying animals could be just the wake-up call this country needs. It's time to encourage respect for others, regardless of species, race or economic standing.

Meat Madness

Frances Moore Lappe | Posted 11.10.2015 | Green
Frances Moore Lappe

Drawn from World Hunger: 10 Myths, by Frances Moore Lappe and Joseph Collins. It's a "protein factory in reverse!" I declared more than forty years a...

2 More Major Companies Vow To Transition To Cage-Free Eggs

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 10.29.2015 | Business

Two more major companies have committed to a more humane future by promising to use only cage-free eggs. OK -- they won't actually be doing this until...

10 Facts of Life Only Farmers Know to Be True

Molly B. Heilman | Posted 06.02.2016 | Women
Molly B. Heilman

Your friends that don't come from a farm sometimes find it strange that all your pictures on your social media are of nothing but animals, barns, tractors, and crops. Or maybe it's simply the fact that you only take selfies with your livestock that puzzles them.

Wyoming Fights for the "Right" to Pollute Our Waters

Travis Bruner | Posted 05.22.2016 | Politics
Travis Bruner

As experienced environmentalists working in the West, we are not surprised when the government impedes our efforts to protect and restore precious wildlife habitat and popular recreation areas in public lands.

My Vegan BBQ at the EPA, Really

Frances Moore Lappe | Posted 06.22.2015 | Green
Frances Moore Lappe

In 1970, there was shock of learning that we smart Homo sapiens were actively shrinking our food supply by feeding a third of the world's grain to livestock that return to us only a small fraction of what they eat. We are creating scarcity from plenty.

USDA Bans New Research Projects At Livestock Center Until Animal Welfare Improved

Reuters | Posted 05.09.2015 | Green

By P.J. Huffstutter CHICAGO, March 9 (Reuters) - No new research projects will begin at the U.S. government's key livestock study cente...

In Defense of Animals

Matthieu Ricard | Posted 04.22.2015 | Religion
Matthieu Ricard

By caring for animals as well, we do not love human beings less. We actually can love them better because our altruistic love grows stronger and vaster.

The Economics of Eid-ul-Adha in Pakistan

Mariam Khan | Posted 12.04.2014 | Religion
Mariam Khan

In Pakistan, as the days to Eid-ul-Adha draw near, the craze of buying animals for sacrifice intensifies. Streets, lanes, alleys are filled by the young as well as the old bragging about the uniqueness of their animals, despite the stench of animal waste that lingers in the air.

Bringing Conservation and Development Together

Mark Tercek | Posted 10.25.2014 | Green
Mark Tercek

Development and conservation are often viewed as separate or even opposing needs. The truth is, we simply won't be successful in addressing either the...

Where's the B-12? Include Animal-Based Foods in the Global Malnutrition Agenda

Pierre Ferrari | Posted 10.08.2014 | Impact
Pierre Ferrari

Calcium, protein, vitamin B-12 and iron are essential to human health. Animal-based foods are an important source of these micronutrients, and where we at Heifer work, they're sometimes the only source readily available.

Climate Change This Week: Undersea Deforestation, Churches Divest, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 09.20.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, July 20 2014 How unusu...

Cows -- Not Coal -- Are the Real Climate Change Culprits

Neal Barnard, M.D. | Posted 08.25.2014 | Green
Neal Barnard, M.D.

President Obama recently likened denying climate change to believing the moon is made of cheese. As it turns out, ignoring this particular food's role in climate change is just as irresponsible.

Why Is the U.S. So Fat? Katie Couric Documentary Fed Up Seeks to Explain

Martha Rosenberg | Posted 07.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Martha Rosenberg

The U.S. government plays both sides of the obesity street -- admonishing people to eat right while pushing the foods that make them fat -- because of the USDA's double mission of protecting the nation's health and protecting the health of the nation's farmers.

A Family Farm, a Century and a Half Old, Leads the Way on Sustainable Meat

Sasha Lyutse | Posted 07.16.2014 | Green
Sasha Lyutse

In today's conventional meat industry, what passes for a "farm" is really more like a factory. But farmers and ranchers across the country show us every day that there is a better way to raise the chickens, pigs and cows that end up on our plates.