New Zealand plans to become the first nation to make farmers pay for the greenhouse gases emitted by their sheep and cattle

Bernard Lagan writes on The Times website about the plans New Zealand has to to have farmers “pay for burps and other gaseous releases from their animals from 2025.   Pardon ewe! Farmers will pay for methane emitted by cows and sheep New Zealand plans to become the first nation to make farmers pay for … Continue reading New Zealand plans to become the first nation to make farmers pay for the greenhouse gases emitted by their sheep and cattle

How solar panels provide new prospects for agriculture

Solar panels generate electricity in the fields, helping both farmers and climate protection. Gero Rueter of Deutsche Welle recently visited a German solar farm and discusses what this means for the agriculture sector.   Farmers reap double benefits with solar power in fields Fabian Karthaus grew up with solar energy. "My father built the first … Continue reading How solar panels provide new prospects for agriculture

New white paper for an ‘energy responsible’ cannabis market

The cannabis industry isn’t world-wide but it is growing. Javier Hasse discusses a white paper linking energy efficiency with the cannabis market in an article on the yahoo!finance website.   Cannabis And Energy Efficiency: New White Paper Features Key Recommendations New York’s Castetter Cannabis Group, a cannabis expert policy consultancy, released an industry white paper … Continue reading New white paper for an ‘energy responsible’ cannabis market

The recent re-emergence of working horses in viticulture

At least 300 wine growers across mainland France and Corsica are using draught horses. Sheep are also used to graze in vineyards. Sheep are used as an alternative to chemical herbicides, soil and water quality improves, and the practice encourages the growth of nitrogen-fixing plants, such as clover. Ginger Clark writes on The Guardian website … Continue reading The recent re-emergence of working horses in viticulture

The benefits of regenerative grazing

Regenerative grazing can store more carbon in soils in the form of roots and other plant tissues. Henry Fountain discusses how much it can really help the fight against climate change in an article on The New York Times website.   A Different Kind of Land Management: Let the Cows Stomp Adam Isaacs stood surrounded … Continue reading The benefits of regenerative grazing

Seaweed might be the new superfood for cows to tackle climate change

A few weeks ago EiD had a post on masks for cows. Now, Rochelle Baker writes on the National Observer website that seaweed may help stop cows from belching. What next?   Is Canadian seaweed the secret to taming belchy cows and tackling climate change? Canadian scientists are investigating whether regional seaweeds might be the … Continue reading Seaweed might be the new superfood for cows to tackle climate change

Addressing climate change: “Wine and vine is like the canary in the coalmine”

Jacqui Goddard writes on The Times website about an interesting experiment that saw 12 bottles of red wine and 320 stems of merlot and cabernet sauvignon vines spend over a year on the International Space Station for a study that aims to adapt Earth’s agriculture to the challenges of climate change.   Wine aged in … Continue reading Addressing climate change: “Wine and vine is like the canary in the coalmine”

A company has developed a burp-catching device for cows will help curb GHG emissions

We know that we have to reduce the spread of GHG emissions in the agriculture sector. One start-up company has developed a mask for cows. This should prove interesting to see how effective it will be and how widespread it will be used. Ross Andersen explains in an article on the CTVNews website.   Masks … Continue reading A company has developed a burp-catching device for cows will help curb GHG emissions

Agriculture has overtaken coal-fired power plants to be the largest human source of sulphur in the environment

Madeleine Cuff writes on the inews website about the negative impact that agriculture is having on the environment.   Farming has overtaken fossil fuels and is now the main human source of sulphur in environment Agriculture has overtaken fossil fuels to be the largest human source of sulphur in the environment, with scientists fearing it … Continue reading Agriculture has overtaken coal-fired power plants to be the largest human source of sulphur in the environment

Sustainable spirits: an experimental distillery in Scotland has created a sustainable vodka

Arbikie Distillery, in Arbroath, Angus, bills its pea-based Nàdar vodka as a ‘climate-positive spirit. Katie Grant explains in an article on the inews website.   Scottish distillery unveils 'climate-positive' vodka made from peas An experimental distillery has created a sustainable vodka that it claims saves more than 1.5kg of carbon dioxide emissions per bottle by … Continue reading Sustainable spirits: an experimental distillery in Scotland has created a sustainable vodka