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Environment

Wave bye bye to burgers and bacon butties and you no longer help to destroy the Amazon. Say cheerio to chicken and you’re suddenly out of the extinction business. Give dairy the old heave ho and you slash global warming.* And you’re really helping improve where you live!

The following infographic was shared with Viva! by Arbtech, a leading ecological consultant, and shows how a plant-based diet can help save the planet! It shows how vegetarianism - but more so veganism - is greenest and is the best way to lower your carbon footprint.

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Meet the Big Killers Driving Species Loss

While scientists are still debating what killed the dinosaurs, the results are in on what is currently fuelling the decline of animal and plant species: overexploitation and agriculture.

This Earth Overshoot Day, Leave Animals Off Your Plate

It comes around sooner and sooner every year: Earth Overshoot Day, previously known as Ecological Debt Day. It’s the day on which we’ve used up more natural resources (through deforestation, emitting more CO2 than forests can store, and overfishing) than the Earth can regenerate. It was September 8th in 2008; last year it was August 13th, this year it's August 8th. What will it be next year?

Don’t Be Too Quick To Celebrate, Sceptics.

When a new study prompts media headlines like "Being vegan isn’t as environmentally friendly as you think", it's time for a closer look at the science.

By Dr Jeanette Di Leo

Soya for animal feed

'Eat Green' say campaigners as Defra study shows UK species still in decline

PRESSURE is being put on the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) to call for a drastic cut in meat consumption after it reported a continuing decline in biodiversity in the UK this week. Vegetarian environmental campaigners Viva! say the only way Government targets to "significantly reduce the rate of species loss by 2010" will be met, is by halting the destruction of wildlife habitats through expanding farmland used for meat and dairy production. Statistics from Defra's Biodiversity Action Plan (BAP) are released as Viva!

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