The process that brought you your morning latte could have produced half a kilogram of CO₂.
Modern agriculture releases lots of different greenhouse gas emissions, each with complex effects on the global climate.
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I have criticised this government’s climate policy in the past for being big on promise but short on concrete policies. But this financial disclosure policy has some real teeth.
The New Zealand government has announced a partnership with the farming sector to develop voluntary measures to reduce farm emissions.
The New Zealand government’s decision to partner the farming sector to encourage voluntary reductions in farm emissions failed to acknowledge that agricultural emissions also affect water quality.
Farming emits greenhouse gases, but the land can also store them.
The world has no hope of reaching the goals of the Paris Agreement without seriously reducing emissions from agriculture, forestry and land clearing.
One of the government’s spending priorities is a transformation towards a low-emissions economy.
A recent report on the state of New Zealand’s environment painted a bleak picture of species losses and freshwater pollution. Budget 2019 signals a shift, but more in intention than sufficient funding.
It’s not cows’ fault they fart, but the methane they produce is warming the planet.
Removing human-related methane from the atmosphere could reduce global warming by 15%.
To hit emissions targets, Wales will need to drastically reassess how 90% of its landscape is used.
Agriculture – including methane from cows and sheep – currently contributes almost half of New Zealand’s greenhouse emissions.
New Zealand’s government has released a bill that sets targets to bring long-lived greenhouse gases to net zero by 2050 and reduce emissions of the shorter-lived methane by 10% within a decade.
Farm ponds can act as greenhouse gas sinks.
New research finds that farm ponds actually capture nitrous oxide; this finding can be useful in combatting climate change.
Finance minister Grant Robertson (left) and climate minister James Shaw address school children during a climate protest, promising that New Zealand will introduce zero carbon legislation this year.
The latest report on the state of New Zealand’s environment delivers a forceful official statement on climate change impacts.
World’s first lab-grown beef burger. Would you eat it?
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Surveys suggest fewer than half of Americans are looking forward to lab-grown meat. A moral psychologist examines common objections and why for the most part they’re not logical.
Agriculture is a unique sector for a just transition.
Agriculture needs to cut its greenhouse gas emissions, yet we must also find a way to produce more food if we are to feed 10 billion people by 2050. A “just transition” could help make that happen.
Working together, people and technology companies can make a lot of progress.
Amazon, Facebook and Google have lofty goals for their effects on global society. But people around the world are still waiting for the positive results. Here’s what the tech giants could do.
New Zealand is considering whether or not agricultural greenhouse gases should be considered as part of the country’s transition to a low-emission economy.
New Zealand could become the first country to put a price on greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture.