5 Things to Know Today: March 9, 2017
Liz Biscevic—5 Things to Know Today
In case you missed it, the FBI is investigating where the latest Wikileaks trove came from. Also, cities all over the world are starting to limit tourism, and the CEO of a major meat company thinks plant-based alternatives are the future.
1) Quartz: The Tyson CEO thinks the future of protein is plant-based.
There’s a huge push for both vegans and meat eaters to incorporate more protein into their diet, and the plant-based protein industry is growing even faster than animal-based. Tom Hayes, CEO of Tyson, believes that the consumer interest in plant-based protein products is not a fad, though saying that it’s “cleaner” meat than animal based isn’t necessarily true.
2) LA Times: This is what LA looked like without women.
Yesterday, thousands of women took off work, wore red, and rallied in solidarity for women’s rights in what the Times called the “second act” of the Women’s March earlier this year. Many schools and business closed for the day, but it wasn’t the same turnout as the first march, which was held on a Saturday. Organizers understood that it wasn’t possible for all women to take the day off work, and said on their website, that we “strike for them.”
3) Skift: Cities react to over-tourism by limiting visitors.
Barcelona has been highlighting the negative impact of tourism for years—locals struggle to afford the rent as tourism grows, the city loses diversity and character, and pollution at an all-time high—but they aren’t alone. Now, Santorini, a Greek island, asked the government to ban cruise ships from stopping at their port, and popular hikes like Machu Picchu and Mount Everest are capping the number of visitors they accept each month and require them to use a sanctioned tour guide. These cities and attractions consider discouraging profitable tourism a last resort as they struggle with the sustainability of their destination.
4) Fast Coexist: UK carbon emissions are as low as they were in 1894.
In 2016, the wind farms in the UK generated more electricity than coal, and as the coal industry continues to decline, the country’s pollution levels have dropped to pre-automobile levels. Ten years ago, the coal industry emitted 137 million tons of carbon dioxide each year. Last year, that number was 37 million tons and, even though gas and oil emissions increased, the country’s emissions as a whole have continued to decline.
5) USA Today: The FBI is launching an investigation about the Wikileaks breach.
The feds want to know how someone delivered CIA documents to Wikileaks. The controversial organization said that the CIA “lost control of the majority of its hacking arsenal,” and the FBI is trying to figure out if this breach came within the agency itself.