Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Changing Global Diets Is Vital To Reducing Climate Change

A new study suggests that food production alone will reach, if not exceed, the global targets for total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in 2050.

A new study, published in Nature Climate Change, suggests that – if current trends continue – food production alone will reach, if not exceed, the glo…
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Vegetarian Diets Produce Fewer Greenhouse Gases And Increase Longevity

A new study shows that vegetarian diets produce fewer greenhouse gases and increase longevity.

Consuming a plant-based diet results in a more sustainable environment and reduces greenhouse gas emissions, while improving longevity, according to new research from Loma Linda University Health.
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Livestock Gut Microbes Contributing to Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Researchers deployed high throughput DNA sequencing and specialized analysis techniques to explore the contents of the rumens of sheep to see what role ruminant “microbiomes” (the microbes living in the rumen) play in the greenhouse gas emissions.

Increased to levels unprecedented” is how the I…
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How Much Fertilizer Is Too Much For The Climate?

Researchers from Michigan State University provide an improved prediction of nitrogen fertilizer’s contribution to greenhouse gas emissions from agricultural fields in their new study.
 
MSU is helping farmers around the globe apply more-precise amounts of nitrogen-based fertilizer…
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European Solar Panels Are More Greener Than Chinese

A new study from Northwestern University shows that solar panels made in Europe have a lower overall carbon footprint and are likely to use substantially less energy during manufacturing than made in China.

Solar panels made in China have a higher overall carbon footprint and are likely to use…
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Scientists To Solve The Logic Behind The Climate Change

The looming threat of climate change has been plastered all over the media in recent years. The solution just may lie in the research development of all possible scenarios that the effects of climate change may have. In the latest issue of Environment: Science and Policy for Sustainable…
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The Amazon Recycles Its Own CO2

Until now, it was thought that watercourses were supplied with carbon by trees and other land plants through the soils of the watershed. A new study shows that the Amazon River recycles the CO2 from its own river system, and not that fixed by the tropical forest, releasing as much carbon dioxide…
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Reducing Dairy And Meat Consumption Required To Meet Climate Targets

Greenhouse gas emissions from food production may threaten the UN climate target of limiting global warming to 2 degrees Celsius, according to research at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden.  On Monday 31 March the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) presented their report on …
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Bioenergy from sustainable forestry does not meet EU emission reduction criteria

The levels of forest residue bioenergy, considered to be sustainable from a forestry perspective, may provide considerable reductions in greenhouse gas emissions in European countries. Still, these reductions fall short of a 60 % threshold planned by the EU. This mismatch may have important…
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