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

Methane is leaking out of the more than 4 million abandoned oil and gas wells in the United States and Canada

While we are appreciating the harm coming from methane emissions, it is of concern that the US and Canada are underestimating the methane coming from abandoned oil and gas wells.  Nichola Groom discusses in an article on the Reuters website.   U.S. and Canada underestimating climate risk from abandoned oil and gas wells Methane leaking … Continue reading Methane is leaking out of the more than 4 million abandoned oil and gas wells in the United States and Canada

The Paris climate agreement: global action on methane emissions is needed

Veera Pekkarinen writes on the IISD SDG Knowledge Hub website to write about the need for greater action to address the “super pollutant” methane. While it stays in the atmosphere only for 12 years, it is up up to 86 times more powerful in warming the climate in the short term than the most discussed … Continue reading The Paris climate agreement: global action on methane emissions is needed

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

EC presents new methane strategy

The European Commission has presented a strategy to curb emissions from the potent greenhouse gas methane. But environmental campaigners remain sceptical it will be enough. Beatrice Christofaro discusses the strategy in an article on the Deutsche Welle website. Does the EU's methane strategy go far enough? From thawing permafrost, to burping cows, to leaking pipelines, … Continue reading EC presents new methane strategy

New Zealand to be test bed for monitoring methane emissions from space

Bernard Lagan writes on The Times website about an international space mission that will use satellites to detect methane emissions from cattle.   Satellite will spy on cows making greenhouse gas New Zealand’s five million dairy cows will be the test bed for an international space mission that will use a satellite to detect methane … Continue reading New Zealand to be test bed for monitoring methane emissions from space