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16 10 2021 | 11:50

Kowbucha, seaweed, vaccines: the race to reduce cows’ methane emissions

Agriculture is the largest anthropogenic source of this gas, accounting for about 40%, leading innovators to offer new solutions to tackle its bovine source In 2017, Canadian cattle farmers in…

04 10 2021 | 11:59

Kowbucha, seaweed, vaccines: the race to reduce cows’ methane emissions

Agriculture is the largest anthropogenic source of this gas, accounting for about 40%, leading innovators to offer new solutions to tackle its bovine source In 2017, Canadian cattle farmers in…

17 09 2021 | 15:04

Meat and dairy are almost 60% of all our food emissions

Cutting down on meat is one of the best ways to reduce your greenhouse gas emissions. Production of meat and dairy products releases twice as much greenhouse gases as plant-based foods, according to…

17 09 2021 | 14:56

A radical new freezing method could cut emissions equal to one million cars, while keeping your food fresh

We're on the cusp of a new revolution in freezing foods. When the first freezers were mass-produced after World War II, food preservation was never the same. This seemingly simple yet wonderful…

16 09 2021 | 12:56

Climate impact of a transatlantic flight could cost global economy $3,000

Economic cost of climate crisis has cut 37% from global GDP this century, say researchers A return flight from the UK to New York could cost the global economy more than $3,000 (£2,170) in the long…

25 08 2021 | 13:50

The methane hunters.

Frackers in America’s largest oil field are letting massive amounts of natural gas spill into the atmosphere. Scientists and activists are trying to find the leaks and get them plugged before they…

25 08 2021 | 13:37

It’s not just CO2. We urgently have to tackle methane emissions

The less-infamous greenhouse gas is also a problem to be reckoned with. Climate experts are sounding the alarm on the role methane emissions play in global warming. Atmospheric concentrations of…

23 08 2021 | 14:14

CEO: AGL will speed up coal plant closures but not likely before 2040

AGL Energy (AGL.AX), Australia’s leading power producer and biggest carbon emitter, expects to speed up plans to shut its coal-fired plants, but the phase-out is unlikely to happen before 2040, Chief…

16 08 2021 | 08:42

Reduce methane or face climate catastrophe, scientists warn

Exclusive: IPCC says gas, produced by farming, shale gas and oil extraction, playing ever-greater role in overheating planet Cutting carbon dioxide is not enough to solve the climate crisis – the…

16 08 2021 | 08:14

Study: Blue hydrogen much worse for climate than natural gas

The government’s plan to replace fossil gas with “blue” hydrogen to help meet its climate targets could backfire after US academics found that it may lead to more emissions than using gas. In some…

17 07 2021 | 11:54

Nitrous oxide, a powerful greenhouse gas, is on the rise from ocean dead zones

In October 2019, I set sail with a team of scientists aboard the Canadian Coast Guard Vessel John P. Tully in the northeast Pacific Ocean, off the coast of Vancouver Island. Battling rough seas and…

13 05 2021 | 07:19

Cutting methane emissions is quickest way to slow global heating – UN report.

Fossil fuels, cattle and rotting waste produce greenhouse gas responsible for 30% of global heating. Slashing methane emissions is vital to tackling the climate crisis and rapidly curbing the…

13 05 2021 | 06:47

Urgent action on methane emissions could shave 0.3C off global temperatures by 2045, UN report says.

Cutting methane is the ‘strongest lever’ the world has for tackling climate crisis in the short term, according to report. Rapid action on methane emissions could shave 0.3C off global temperatures…

11 05 2021 | 08:35

Bill Gates-Led Fund Invests in European Green Cement Maker.

The industrial commodity used to make concrete is responsible for as much as 8% of global carbon emissions. Breakthrough Energy Ventures, the $2 billion fund led by Bill Gates, has invested in a…

15 03 2021 | 11:10

Food systems are responsible for a third of global anthropogenic GHG emissions

Abstract We have developed a new global food emissions database (EDGAR-FOOD) estimating greenhouse gas (GHG; CO2, CH4, N2O, fluorinated gases) emissions for the years 1990–2015, building on the…

12 03 2021 | 09:43

Blue carbon: how three Australian marine sites lock away 2bn tonnes of CO2.

Greenhouse gas stored in country’s marine world heritage sites about same as four years of national emissions. Three of Australia’s world heritage-listed marine sites have more than 2bn tonnes of…

10 03 2021 | 10:25

Lockdown-Size Emission Cuts Are Needed Every Two Years to Combat Climate Crisis.

Lockdown measures to stop the spread of the coronavirus pandemic had the added benefit of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by around seven percent, or 2.6 billion metric tons, in 2020.

07 03 2021 | 07:47

Fossil fuel emissions in danger of surpassing pre-Covid levels.

International Energy Agency data shows steady climb over second half of 2020. The world has only a few months to prevent the energy industry’s carbon emissions from surpassing pre-pandemic levels…

03 03 2021 | 11:28

Drax drops controversial plan to build Europe’s largest gas plant.

Climate campaigners had taken the government to court over its decision to allow the fossil fuel project. The UK power company Drax has dropped a controversial plan to build what would have been…

21 02 2021 | 08:57

Greenhouse gas emissions from raw material production ‘doubled in 20 years’.

Greenhouse gas emissions from material production rose by 120 per cent from 1995 to 2015, research says. The production of raw materials such as steel and cement is having an increasingly large…