“Anthropogenic cocktail” the real threat to biodiversity

30 March, 2011 by (comments)

If you’re interested in finding out how biodiversity is being affected by not only climate change but also other human-induced threats such as habitat destruction, deforestation, and over-harvesting, listen here to a radio interview with biodiversity expert and author Richard Pearson. Dr. Pearson says that nature has the ability to respond to a changing environment however these additional pressuresRead More …

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Reducing GHG emissions through livestock feed: study

30 March, 2011 by (comments)

A new study from the UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has shown that feeding cattle and sheep increased quantities of maize silage, high-sugar grasses, and hull-less oats can reduce their methane production by a third, in proportion to milk and meat production. Methane released by livestock comprises about 43% of the UK’s methane emissions thereforeRead More …

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