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Advocates of nuclear energy have long been predicting a renaissance, yet this mode of producing electricity has been stalled for years. Renewable energy, by contrast, continues to expand rapidly, even if it still has a long way to go to catch up with fossil fuel power plants, which account for roughly two thirds of world electricity production.
According to the International Union of Railways, passenger and freight trains globally traveled 12.7 billion kilometers in 2013, up from 9.7 billion in 2001. This increased use of rail entails environmental and social benefits—but also some risks.
Global meat production rose to an estimated 308.5 million tons in 2013. The steady growth of global meat production comes at considerable environmental and health cost.