Forest carbon farms “cheap” climate change option

Cattle fields in the western Andes should be converted to carbon “farms” – that is, forests – to cut carbon emissions, researchers said yesterday. Academics in the UK and Norway including the University of Sheffield found farmers could make the same or more money growing carbon instead of herding cows. Lead researcher Dr James Gilroy […]

Moo! Study to cut emissions from cow burps

Danish researchers have mooted an idea they believe will cut the greenhouse gases from farming cattle – by measuring their burps. One cow’s belches in a year contain so much methane they are currently equivalent to the amount of carbon dioxide emitted by a small car. The global warming potential of methane is about 25 […]