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Grass-fed beef will not help tackle climate change, report finds

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Lauenensee cows, Bernese Oberland, Switzerland, 2013. Credit: Prisma by Dukas Presseagentur GmbH/Alamy Stock Photo.

Billed as a more environmentally friendly way to rear cattle, grass-fed beef has been the red meat of choice for many a climate-conscious carnivore

October 3, 2017 — Indeed, research has suggested that grazing cattle can help offset global warming by stimulating soil to take up more carbon from the atmosphere. This process, known as soil carbon sequestration, is one way of reducing the amount of human-induced greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. Continue reading Grass-fed beef will not help tackle climate change, report finds

Planet-warming methane from livestock underestimated – study

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Revised calculations of methane produced per head of cattle show that global livestock emissions in 2011 are 11% higher than estimates based on data from the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change

PARIS, France (Oct. 1, 2017) — Emissions of the greenhouse gas methane from livestock are larger than previously thought, posing an additional challenge in the fight to curb global warming, scientists said Friday, September 29. Continue reading Planet-warming methane from livestock underestimated – study

Burning all fossil fuels would scorch Earth

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FOSSIL FUELS. Steam and fumes emerge from the brown coal-fired power plant Niederaussem operated by RWE near Bergheim, Germany on March 2, 2012. File photo by Oliver Berg/EPA

Researchers predict that average temperatures would climb by up to 9.5°C if all known reserves of oil, gas, and coal are burned

BONN, Germany (May 24, 2016) — Using up all known fossil fuel reserves would render Earth even more unliveable than scientists had previously projected, researchers said on Monday, May 23. Continue reading Burning all fossil fuels would scorch Earth

Massive California gas leak provokes anger

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GAS LEAK. This infrared image released by the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) shows methane gas leaking from the Aliso Canyon facility near the Porter Ranch suburb of Los Angeles. Photo by Environmental Defense Fund/AFP
The leak is detected on October 23 in an underground natural gas well at the Southern California Gas Company’s (SoCalGas) Aliso Canyon site – one of the largest gas facilities in the United States

LOS ANGELES, USA (Jan. 9, 2016) — For several weeks, Sam Mongeau’s three-year-old daughter Bella has had a lingering cough, while other members of his family have experienced nose bleeds, headaches and fatigue.

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A single gas well leak is California’s biggest contributor to climate change

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SoCalGas crews and technical experts try to stop the flow of natural gas leaking from a storage well at the utility’s Aliso Canyon facility. Photograph: Javier Mendoza/AP
Rupture of Aliso Canyon well has released more than 77,000 metric tons of methane and refocused attention on America’s accident-prone infrastructure

January 7, 2016 —The single biggest contributor to climate change in California is a blown-out natural gas well more than 8,700ft underground, state authorities and campaign groups said Monday.

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California massive methane leak by numbers

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Aerial view of the blown out natural gas well, Aliso Canyon (Pic: Flickr/Earthworks)
A bust SoCal well in Aliso Canyon is spewing natural gas into the air, in the biggest point source of pollution in the state

January 7, 2016 — California has some of the most ambitious climate change policies in the US.

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