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The plant-based meat industry has grown into a $20 billion business — but challenges remain

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A visitor tries a plant-based meat substitute product at the Restaurant & Bar and Gourmet Asia expo at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition centre in Hong Kong on November 11, 2020. Peter Parks | AFP | Getty Images SINGAPORE......

India plans to allow relinquished coal-fired plants to sell power

Reuters
BENGALURU (Reuters) – India’s power ministry proposes letting coal-fired power plants keep selling power after completing their agreements with buyers, a letter seen by Reuters shows, despite national promises to close old plants to curb pollution. FILE PHOTO: Chimneys of a coal-fired power plant are pictured in New Delhi, India,......

Two Mondelez biscuit plants being considered for closure

FoodBusinessNews
CHICAGO — Mondelez International earlier this month said it is considering closing two biscuit manufacturing plants on the East Coast as part of a broader plan to evolve its US biscuit manufacturing footprint. The plants being considered for closure are located in Fair Lawn, NJ, and Atlanta. According to Mondelez,......

How Many Plants Have We Wiped Out? Here Are 5 Extinction Stories

@BreaknNews
It isn’t easy to say that anything has truly “gone extinct.” For starters, an untold number of creatures — especially teensy, nocturnal or otherwise cryptic ones — have vanished before humans ever noticed them. Once biologists suspect a documented species’ extinction, the challenge shifts to proving whether it has disappeared......

From Ancient Seeds to Scraps of Clothing, Rats’ Nests Are Full of Treasures | Science

Smithsonian
Calling a person a pack rat may be considered an insult to most, bringing to mind scenes of hoarders navigating piles of ephemera and what most would call trash. In the scientific community, however, literal pack rats and other rodents play an important role in preserving history. The materials that......

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