Soviet Union’s collapse led to massive drop in carbon emissions when people could not long afford meat-heavy diets.

A Soviet cow-fattening complex pictured in 1982.Credit: Nikolai Akimov/TASS by Quirin Schiermeier The collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 led to a huge drop in greenhouse-gas emissions because the resulting economic crisis meant many people stopped eating meat. Meat from domestic livestock farming was a main food staple during communist rule in the region.Continue reading “Soviet Union’s collapse led to massive drop in carbon emissions when people could not long afford meat-heavy diets.”

The day we discovered our parents were Russian spies

For years Donald Heathfield, Tracey Foley and their two children lived the American dream. Then an FBI raid revealed the truth: they were agents of Putin’s Russia. Their sons tell their story. by Shaun Walker Tim Foley turned 20 on 27 June 2010. To celebrate, his parents took him and his younger brother Alex outContinue reading “The day we discovered our parents were Russian spies”