A cow stands in a field in Grand Bourgtheroulde, France.

Lab-grown steak could be worse for climate than belching cattle — scientists

The production processes and the types of greenhouse gases produced will be a big factor in meat’s carbon footprint

Thomson Reuters Foundation – Scientists and companies working to grow meat from animal cells will need to minimize energy use and avoid fossil fuels if claims that cultured meat is better for the climate than real meat are to hold true, researchers said. Cultured meat production with high energy inputs could spur global warming more […] Read more

Globalized economy seen more susceptible to weather extremes

Barcelona | Thomson Reuters Foundation — The globalization of the world’s economy this century has made it far more vulnerable to the impacts of extreme weather, including heat stress on workers, scientists said Friday. A study by the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research and Columbia University showed production losses caused by high temperatures, predicted […] Read more