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Questions tagged [environment]

Impacts of human activities on the natural world including use of scarce resources (water, land) and release of waste products (greenhouse gases, air pollution).

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Relationship between vegetarianism and global warming

It is said that going vegetarian can help reduce global warming. What research has been done to support this or against it. Also, if true, to what extent is it effective as compared to other methods ...
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How much is a person's greenhouse gas footprint reduced by eating vegetarian?

Animal agriculture has been identified as playing a large role in climate change. I am interested in how much of a difference someone can make through diet changes. How much is the average North ...
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Can a modern diet be vegan, organic and sustainable? [closed]

Assuming a vegan diet, where the food is not altered or produced by the exploitation of animals. To be sustainable nutrients that are removed from the soil by growing plants need to be replaced. ...
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How big is the impact that humans have on the emptiness of oceans?

I am interested in knowing how much emptier (ideally in either number of fish or kg of biomass) the ocean is due to direct and intentional human activity such as fishing or artificially controlling ...
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How long would it take for oceans to recover if vegetarianism was the norm?

We often hear that the oceans are being overfished and that the populations of many ocean animals are rapidly declining. If society transitioned to vegetarianism as a whole (eg. omnivores would be as ...
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Which pets could be kept by someone who chooses to be vegan for environmental reasons?

Let's assume that someone is not concerned with animal welfare or rights of their pet, and is vegan for purely environmental reasons. The issue is that buying food for carnivorous animals is ...
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Which are good documentaries about environmental impact of livestock industry?

I've already seen Cowspiracy (and I recommend it). Which other documentaries have been made about the impact of livestock industry and how going vegan can alleviate environmental problems?