animal greenhouse gas News

  • Cattle contribute to greenhouse gas production in soil

    As harmless as cattle may seem, they are regarded as a threat to the climate. Through their digestion they produce the green house gas methane, which they expel continuously. Scientists from the Institute of Soil Ecology of the GSF – National Research Centre for Environment and Health in Neuherberg, Germany and Czech colleagues at the Budwies Academy of Sciences have shown that cattle can boost ...

  • 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 ...

  • Oil spray reduces greenhouse gas emissions from pig finishing barns

    Animal feeding operations are an important emission source of air pollutants including methane and carbon dioxide—known greenhouse gases. Recent inventories suggest that animal manure makes a significant contribution to global methane emissions. As a consequence, greenhouse gas emissions can potentially become a limiting factor in the development and sustainability of animal production and ...

  • Major cuts of greenhouse gas emissions from livestock within reach

    Greenhouse gas emissions by the livestock sector could be cut by as much as 30 percent through the wider use of existing best practices and technologies, according to a new study released today by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). The report, Tackling climate change through livestock: A ...

  • Rapeseed-based animal feed cuts greenhouse gases by up to 13 per cent

    The use of rapeseed cake in the production of livestock feed cuts methane and carbon dioxide emissions by up to 13%, according to the initial results of the research carried out by Neiker-Tecnalia within the framework of the Life-Seed Capital project. Specifically, the incorporation of this oilseed plant into animal food cuts methane emissions by between 6% and 13% and carbon dioxide emissions by ...

  • EPA finds greenhouse gases (GHGs) harmful

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) makes emissions reporting mandatory A major cause of climate change is the harm that is done to the Earth by man-made chemicals. Whilst chemicals, such as those used to produce day by day items, operate equipment and generally make life easier, are necessary, they present a threat to the environment. EPA Place Limits on GHGsGovernments around the world ...


    By Accruent

  • Can Livestock Help Reduce Greenhouse Gases?

    Wider use of best practices and technologies could significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the livestock industry, according to a recent United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization report. The 139-page report, “Tackling climate change through livestock: A global assessment of emissions and mitigation opportunities,” is ...

  • Rising number of farm animals poses environmental and public health risks

    The global population of farm animals increased 23 percent between 1980 and 2010, from 3.5 billion to 4.3 billion, according to research by the Worldwatch Institute for its Vital Signs Online publication. These figures continue a trend of rising farm animal populations, with harmful effects on the environment, public health, and global development. Both production and consumption of animal ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • Best way to set cap for greenhouse gases in electricity generation

    As the greenhouse gas cap is reduced, the cost per ton removed will rise steeply.  It is, therefore, critical to set the cap precisely.  The variety of benefits from greenhouse gas reduction can all be normalized and quantified.  This will lead to better decision-making relative to the cap level according to a new study by the McIlvaine Company. It is likely that a cap will be ...


    By The McIlvaine Company

  • Industrialized Countries` Greenhouse Gases Hit Record High

    The total greenhouse gas emissions of 40 industrialized nations rose to an all-time high in 2005, continuing the upward trend of the year before, according to data submitted to the secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. The increases came from the continued economic growth in highly industrialized countries as well as the revived economic growth in former ...

  • Sizing up livestock farming’s carbon footprint

    A new and interactive tool released by FAO allows farmers, policy makers and scientists to calculate meat, milk and eggs production as well as greenhouse-gas emissions from livestock to make the sector more productive and more climate-friendly.   GLEAM-i, the Global Livestock Environmental Assessment Modelinteractive, provides answers to a ...

  • Cows’ diets get environmental boost

    It is a tiny molecule with a mouthful of a name, 3-nitrooxypropanol, but European scientists say it could make all the difference. It could convert a cow or a sheep from a monstrous methane-producing machine into something a little more environmentally friendly. In doing so, it could increase the energy ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Beef pollutes more than pork, poultry, study says

    Raising beef for the American dinner table does far more damage to the environment than producing pork, poultry, eggs or dairy, a new study says. Compared with the other animal proteins, beef produces five times more heat-trapping gases per calorie, puts out six times as much water-polluting nitrogen, takes 11 times more water for irrigation and uses 28 times the land, according to the study ...


    By Associated Press

  • Editor`s Note - Planetary Health Diets and Aquaculture

    For aquaculture, resource constraints mean that production from existing land area must increase, a goal that is difficult without simultaneously increasing greenhouse gas emissions associated with greater energy use. For this, decarbonization of the world’s energy system must be accelerated. In January, a report was issued with the title “Food in The Anthropocene: the EAT-Lancet ...


    By World Aquaculture Society

  • Research sheds new light on methane emissions from the northern beef herd

    New CSIRO research indicates that the amount of methane emitted from cattle fed on tropical grasses in northern Australia is up to 30 per cent less than figures currently used to calculate the northern cattle industry’s contribution to Australia’s greenhouse gas accounts. Speaking at today’s Lansdown Field Day near Townsville, Queensland, CSIRO research leader Dr Ed ...

  • Flue Gas-Cultivated Microalgae Made into Biofuels, Health Food, and Skin Care Products

    Researchers at National Cheng Kung University (NCKU), southern Tainan, have used flue gas from factory chimneys to cultivate microalgae which can be made into a wide range of biofuels, health food and skin care products. A team, led by Distinguished Professor Jo-Shu Chang at NCKU Department of Chemical Engineering, has collaborated with China Steel Company to ...

  • Milk Production Process: Pledge to Cut Emissions from Dairy Farms

    Interest in the increasing carbon footprint of the dairy industry has grown considerably over the past few years and growing greenhouse gas emissions from the milk production process are a contributing factor. A number of greenhouse gases (GHG) are produced from fertiliser production through to consumption and disposal of packaging. Methane is produced as a direct emission from cows and carbon ...


    By Edinburgh Sensors Ltd

  • Global food demand scenarios for the 21st century: new online tool

    Global food demand will double until mid-century, and in particular the demand for animal products will rise rapidly, a study by the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research shows. The development of future diets is not only crucial for food security and nutrition, but also for greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture. Using a new simple and transparent tool, the scientists investigated ...

  • Product Launch: Heat-X

    Following the co-operation agreement with Winterwarm we can now present the extended offering on gas heaters with two new series (indirect and direct) and six new models providing the farmer with energy savings and lower cost of ownership. The Heat-X series are suitable for Layer, ...


    By Munters

  • How to go green without buying a Toyota Prius

    The evidence is clear-as a society, we need to be more environmentally conscious.  Whether one believes in all the claims of global warming or not, it is an indisputable fact that we need to take better care of our environment. In the last 10 years, ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

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