The Daily Populous

Tuesday September 7th, 2021 evening edition

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Raising livestock contributes significantly to carbon emissions, with animal agriculture accounting for 14.5% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions.

Scientific reports have found that rich countries need huge reductions in meat and dairy consumption to tackle the climate emergency.

With that level of financial support, the report estimates that meat production could increase by a further 40m tonnes by 2029, to hit 366m tonnes of meat a year.

The report also points to ongoing consolidation in the meat and dairy sector, with the biggest companies buying smaller ones and reducing competition.

The recent interest shown by animal protein companies in meat alternatives and substitutes was not yet a solution, campaigners said.

“We also know that average GHG [greenhouse gas] emissions in the EU from livestock is half that of the global average.

In England and Wales, the National Farmers’ Union has set a target of reaching net zero greenhouse gas emissions in agriculture by 2040. »

Northshore pizza dough blob grows to enormous proportions, overtakes dumpster post-Ida

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A mass of pizza dough discarded by a Domino's Pizza employee tasked with prepping the Covington pizzeria for Hurricane Ida has grown to enormous proportions over the last week.

What started as a blob fully contained by the dumpster has risen and overtopped its metal confines thanks to temperatures that hovered in the 90s.

Resident Nicole Amstutz, a self-described "Snacktion Reporter," has documented the blob's growth since Wednesday via social media. »

Man shoots 6, killing 1, after being kicked out of Kansas club, police say

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A man shot six people, one fatally, after getting kicked out of a Kansas club Tuesday morning, authorities said.

The suspected gunman, who authorities identified as 23-year-old Keshawn Maurice Dawson, opened fire shortly after 12:30 a.m. outside Enigma Club & Lounge on North Mosley Street, according to the Wichita Police Department.

The five victims, who police identified as all women, sustained injuries that were not life-threatening. »

The Supreme Court's Texas abortion decision is a threat to constitutional rights (all of them)

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Abortion opponents are jubilant about the Supreme Court’s recent refusal to block a Texas law banning abortion after six weeks.

When legislatures try to violate constitutional rights, courts routinely issue injunctions forbidding officials from enforcing those laws.

It says that the threat of expensive litigation could bully people into surrendering their constitutional rights — any of them. »