News tagged with greenhouse gas emissions

Could the peatlands of Congo be a carbon bomb?

Gruelling talks are unfolding in Bonn for implementing the UN's Paris Agreement on climate change, but many kilometres (miles) away, there are fears that any progress may be wiped out by a lurking carbon threat.

dateNov 08, 2017 in Environment
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How farmers can turn trash into energy

Mention agriculture to many Australians and it conjures up images of mobs of cattle in the dusty outback, or harvesters gobbling up expanses of golden wheat. In reality, much of our high-value agriculture is near the coast, ...

dateNov 03, 2017 in Energy & Green Tech
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Shortfall in climate action is 'catastrophic': UN

There is a "catastrophic" gap between national pledges to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and the actions needed to cap global warming below two degrees Celsius, the UN's environment chief warned Tuesday, days ahead of global ...

dateOct 31, 2017 in Environment
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The advent of 'green' cattle

Implications of livestock farming on climate change should not be drawn from aggregate statistics, reveals a study based on a new method of carbon footprinting for pasture-based cattle production systems that can assess the ...

dateOct 30, 2017 in Environment
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How cities can best fight climate change

What are the best ways for U.S. cities to combat climate change? A new study co-authored by an MIT professor indicates it will be easier for cities to reduce emissions coming from residential energy use rather than from local ...

dateOct 26, 2017 in Environment
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