Agriculture Emissions News

  • Methane concentration in the atmosphere has increased rapidly in 10 years

    The amount of methane in the atmosphere has increased rapidly over the last ten years. The increase in methane emissions makes it difficult for companies to curb climate change. You see, methane warms the planet about 28 times as much as the equivalent amount of carbon dioxide. So far, methane’s share of global greenhouse gas emissions is about 16 percent, but it could rise. About 70% of ...


    By Ductor Corp.

  • Only 150 grams of CO2 to go…

    How Manulife’s Vitality program can reduce CO2 emissions while encouraging healthy choices Think about your health and the environment. How are they connected? We intuitively know that polluted air is bad for us. But what if the same things that are bad for our health are also bad for the environment? Every day we make simple choices – should I drive? What’s for lunch? ...


    By Bullfrog Power Inc.

  • We are exhibiting at AgroTechniek Holland September 7-10, 2016

    We are exhibiting at AgroTechniek Holland from September 7 to September 10, 2016 in Biddinghuizen. Find us here: Stand 2.23 on the stand of our dealer SIM Holland BV, www.simholland.nl. The fourth edition of this exhibit demonstrates the latest equipment and trends in agricultural mechanization and is your ...


    By JH Agro A/S

  • We are exhibiting at AgroTechniek Holland September 7-10, 2016

    We are exhibiting at AgroTechniek Holland from September 7 to September 10, 2016 in Biddinghuizen. Find us here: Stand 2.23 on the stand of our dealer SIM Holland BV, www.simholland.nl. The fourth edition of this exhibit demonstrates the latest equipment and trends in agricultural mechanization and is your ...


    By JH Agro A/S

  • Bioprocess engineer Judith goes to JAM 2016

    At the end of July our Application Engineer Judith went to Salt Lake City, USA, to participate in the ASAS-ADSA-CSAS-WSASAS Joint Annual Meeting (JAM) 2016. The focus of the conference was Animal science and a large part was about Bioprocess Control’s new application field: animal nutrition. It was a great opportunity for us to learn more about the field in general, but also gain ...


    By Bioprocess Control AB

  • Irish agriculture faces emissions dilemma

    Ireland is facing a classic conflict, pitching economic growth targets against the need for action on climate change. On one hand, Ireland’s planners want to see significant growth in its food and agriculture industry – a sector that is one of the main pillars of the country’s economy, accounting for about 8% of gross domestic product. On the other hand, the country − ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Gauging the impact of climate on U.S. agriculture

    Original story at MIT News To assess the likely impact of climate change on U.S. agriculture, researchers typically run a combination of climate and crop models that project how yields of maize, wheat, and other key crops will change over time. But the suite of models commonly used in these ...

  • Reducing greenhouse gas emissions from livestock: what are the costs?

    The livestock sector is estimated to contribute 14.5% of all global anthropogenic greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. This study estimated the costs of reducing emissions from ruminant livestock using five different practices. The findings will help policymakers to understand the cost effectiveness of different interventions in the sector, and the contribution that different policies could make to ...

  • Use of residues from agriculture and forestry as energy source improves food security

    The sustainability of growing crops for use as energy sources has been disputed for many years. A potentially attractive alternative is to use waste and residues from agricultural and forestry. However, using waste and other residues may have an impact on land use, biodiversity and food security. The additional sources of income from the sale of waste and other residues could prompt an increase ...

  • Greenhouse Gas Emissions Produced by the UK’s Arable Sector Significantly Lower Than Previously Thought!

    Nitrous oxide is an important greenhouse gas, contributing more than 40% of agriculture’s greenhouse gas emissions. Previously, production levels of nitrous oxide from soil were calculated at 1% a unit of nitrogen (N) applied. However, Farmers Weekly report that the five-year average Minimising Nitrous Oxide (MIN-NO) research study estimate for UK arable land is 0.46% of N applied, taking ...


    By ENDURAMAXX

  • It’s a (bio)gas, gas, gas for British farmers

    Land, labour and capital resource-related requirements, as well as significant regulatory and financial barriers are preventing more farmers from adopting an important renewable energy technology – Anaerobic Digestion, or Biogas to give it its shorthand name – according to research published in the International Journal of Business Performance and Supply Chain Modelling. Animal ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Methane-powered tractor could cut farmers` costs, emissions

    Luca Remmert's dream of running a self-sustainable farm is within sight. He produces energy from corn and grain near the northern Italian city of Turin and hopes in the not too distant future to run all of his eight tractors on methane generated at the farm. Remmert's 450-hectare (1,100-acre) La Bellotta farm has been testing a second-generation prototype of what will be the first tractor to run ...


    By Associated Press

  • Agricultural ammonia emissions could be reduced without affecting crop yield

    Ammonia released by nitrogen fertilisers in Spanish agriculture could be reduced by up to 82% with only a very minimal impact on crop yield, finds new research. This could be achieved by combining optimised management of manure with the use of non-urea synthetic fertilisers. Agriculture accounted for almost 94% of total European atmospheric emissions of ammonia in 2011. The main sources of these ...

  • Researchers say permafrost carbon release will be gradual

    Frozen Arctic and sub-Arctic soil that thaws from global warming will add substantial amounts of carbon to the atmosphere in the form of greenhouse gases, accelerating climate change the rest of the century, but it won't come in a sudden burst, researchers say in a new paper. A review by government and academic experts concludes that harmful carbon dioxide and methane generated by microbes ...


    By Associated Press

  • Currently proposed climate policy pledges are an important step forward but fall short of 2 degrees Celsius

    Pledges to reduce emissions in China, Europe and the US provide an important step forward for climate change action, but a more comprehensive effort is needed to stabilize the climate below critical thresholds. Climate finance can cover investment gaps and alleviate distributional tensions, a new study shows. The study looks into several key negotiation issues on the road from the climate summit ...

  • Protecting forests alone will not halt land-use change emissions

    Global forest conservation measures meant to mitigate climate change are likely to drive massive cropland expansion into shrublands or savannahs to satisfy the ever-growing hunger for arable land. The consequent changes in land use could cause substantial greenhouse gas emissions, a new study in the journal Nature Climate Change shows. In contrast to previous assumptions, conservation schemes ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Protecting forests alone would not halt land-use change emissions

    Global forest conservation measures meant to mitigate climate change are likely to drive massive cropland expansion into shrublands or savannahs to satisfy the ever-growing hunger for arable land. The consequent changes in land use could cause substantial greenhouse gas emissions, a new study in the journal Nature Climate Change shows. In contrast to previous assumptions, conservation schemes ...

  • Webinar on Challenges and Solutions for Responsible Peatlands Management

    - INVITATION - Currently, drained peatlands for agriculture and forestry are the third-largest emitter of greenhouse gas (GHG) in the Agriculture, Forestry and Land Use sector. Join over 120 colleagues working on peatlands and climate change mitigation from all over the world, and enrol now for the webinar 'Challenges and Solutions for Responsible Peatlands Management', organised by FAO, ...


    By Wetlands International

  • General Mills Announces Plans to Reduce Emissions from Agriculture

    Food company General Mills announced this week that it would reduce its supply chain emissions to a target level by August 2015, and cited agriculture as the primary source of those emissions. The company said agriculture emissions “are the single largest source of emissions in our value chain. For this reason, we intend to focus our efforts on achieving agriculture emissions reductions and ...

  • Quick Fixes Won’t Solve CO2 Danger

    New research backs up the growing body of evidence that the only way to limit global warming in the long term is a serious cut in carbon dioxide emissions from burning fossil fuels. Once again, US scientists have come to the same conclusion: there really is no alternative. The only way to contain climate change and limit global warming, they say, is to reduce carbon dioxide emissions. ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

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