Organic meats found to have approximately the same greenhouse impact as regular meats

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain A trio of researchers from the Technical University of Munich, the University of Greifswald and the University of Augsburg have found that the meat production process for organic meats produces approximately the same amounts of greenhouse gases as does the conventional meat production process. In their paper published in the journal […]

Scientist shows global warming effect on greenhouse gas emissions in paddy soils

A soil scientist from RUDN University studied the decomposition of organic matter in rice paddies–the sources of CO2 and methane emissions. Both gases add to the greenhouse effect and affect climate warming in subtropical regions. The emissions increase when the roots of plants influence microbial communities in the soil. This influence, in turn, depends on […]

‘Zombie’ greenhouse gas lurks in permafrost beneath the Arctic Ocean

Millions of tons of organic carbon and methane beneath the Arctic Ocean thaw out and ooze to the surface each year. And climate change could speed up this release of greenhouse gases, new research suggests.  The carbon tied up in organic matter and methane (a carbon atom bound to four hydrogen atoms) are currently trapped […]

Recycled water proves fruitful for greenhouse tomatoes — ScienceDaily

In the driest state in the driest continent in the world, South Australian farmers are acutely aware of the impact of water shortages and drought. So, when it comes to irrigation, knowing which method works best is vital for sustainable crop development. Now, new research from the University of South Australia shows that water quality […]

Removal of dairy cows from the United States may reduce essential nutrient supply with little effect on greenhouse gas emissions

Philadelphia, October 15, 2020 – The US dairy industry contributes roughly 1.58 percent of the total US greenhouse gas emissions; however, it also supplies the protein requirements of 169 million people, calcium requirements of 254 million people, and energy requirements of 71.2 million people. A suggested solution to increasing food production worldwide while reducing greenhouse […]