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All red meat is bad for you, new study says
Eating any amount and any type of red meat increases the risk of premature death, a new study says. (William Thomas Cain / Getty Images / March 12, 2012)
Risks: More Red Meat, More Mortality
Eating red meat is associated with a sharply increased risk of death from cancer and heart disease, according to a new study, and the more of it you eat, the greater the risk.
A Chicken Without Guilt
Real Fake Chicken: The Op-Ed columnist Mark Bittman visits a factory that is perfecting a new type of vegetarian substitute for chicken.
BP Oil Spill Haunts Gulf Business Owners Almost Two Years After Disaster
By Allen Johnson Jr., Laurel Calkins and Margaret Cronin Fisk
Organic Farmers Take on Monsanto Over Patent Lawsuits
How India is Reinventing Solar
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Open-Market Sustainability
Modified Crops Tap a Wellspring of Protest
PHOTO: Ozier Muhammad/The New York Times
The Glaciers Are Melting by the Billions of Tons; Fourth Warmest January Ever
The glaciers are melting by the billions of tons.150 billion tons of ice each year, to get exact. With all that meltage the former glaciers are adding .4 millimeters to the sea level every year.
BP Made $3 Million An Hour In 2011, While Spill Victims Continue To Suffer
BP’s 2010 Gulf of Mexico spill is still affecting the lives of many Americans, particularly the tens of thousands that have not settled lawsuits with the company. Yet the company has bounced back from the billions it lost in the wake of the spill.   Read more: here