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A leading contributor to climate change is the release of methane gas from livestock grazing in pastures and confined in feedlots around the globe. (iStock/dusanpetkovic)
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Mary E. McGann
Pope Francis has called for Catholics to support principles of “total sustainability.” A meat industry that warms the planet, ravages forests and fouls our water is incompatible with those principles.
Politics & SocietyFeatures
Eve Tushnet
We need a new image of what it means to be a good neighbor.
Arts & CultureBooks
The latest novel by Richard Powers, "Bewilderment," is a meditation on love for our planet as well as our individual love for one another.
Energy from the wind in Roscommon. iStock photo.
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Kevin Hargaden
Movies set in Ireland rarely omit the trope of the aerial shot of rolling green fields. After all, it is the Emerald Isle. Or is it?
Arts & CultureFilm
Jim McDermott
In the end, what undermines “Don’t Look Up” is exactly what it condemns: a lack of humanity.
Factory-produced fake meat is not necessarily the solution to factory farming. (iStock/Grandbrothers)
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Robert Cruz
If it depends on supporting the fake meat industry, vegetarianism is not a superior ethical or moral stance. But there is an alternative in the “ideal kind of farm” described by Pope John XXIII.