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In Case You Missed It, Dec. 2015


Corn Versus Beef: What's Best for Dinner and the Earth?
Is it better for the Earth if humans are herbivores, carnivores or somewhere on the omnivore spectrum? Some biology books claim the correct answer is "herbivore" because plants can better sustain human life than animal meat. Commentator John Richard Schrock disagrees. And he points to new biology textbooks that he claims are full of faulty science.

Discover the Flint Hills in the Fall
Looking for a fun place to spend a beautiful autumn day - outdoors? Try visiting the Flint Hills this fall. Commentator Rex Buchanan has two specific suggestions for you.
KPR Presents: Global Climate Change
As world leaders prepare for the upcoming United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris, we look at the morality of climate change. Dr. Dale Jamieson is the author of Reason in a Dark Time: Why the Struggle Against Climate Change Failed, and What It Means for our Future. 


The Rain Forest Was Here
The good news: Brazil has already done more than most countries to protect its rain forest. The bad news: A fifth of its rain forest is already gone. How is this possible? Who is responsible?
In Tennessee, Giving Birth To A Drug-Dependent Baby Can Be A Crime
In the spring of 2014, Tennessee passed a controversial law that would allow the mothers of drug-addicted babies to be charged with a crime the state calls "fetal assault." In the United States, a baby is born dependent on opiates every 30 minutes. In Tennessee, the rate is three times the national average.
Don't Mess With My Stuffing: Thanksgiving's Most Hotly Debated Dish
NPR asked its community on Facebook for stuffing stories, and it obliged with tales of triumph and failure, joy and sadness and lots of opinions.

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