Tagged: greenhouse gas emissions

Cats are evil, dogs are perfect, but they both have environmental impact - Pointing At Science

Steve Pointing Aug 11, 2017

Cats are evil, I have always known this – don’t ask how but I just do1, and now science is proving me right.  Sadly dogs, which everyone knows are humans best friend and the most perfect animal on Earth, are also to blame for the latest environmental impact described in a cool new publication by Gregory Okin2 at UCLA.  … Read More

Worth its weight: Building Insulation in New Zealand - Public Health Expert

Public Health Expert May 23, 2016

Dr Kimberley O’Sullivan   Building insulation provides comfort and health benefits to occupants, saves energy, enhances energy security, and can reduce greenhouse gas emissions. This blog looks at these issues and wonders why the NZ Government is not doing more to enhance building performance and insulation standards when it is such a good investment. The recently … Read More

Going veggie could cut global food emissions by two-thirds - Guest Work

Guest Work Mar 23, 2016

Marco Springmann, University of Oxford Eating more fruit and vegetables and cutting back on red and processed meat will make you healthier. That’s obvious enough. But as chickens and cows themselves eat food and burn off their own energy, meat is also a major driver of climate change. Going veggie can drastically reduce your carbon footprint. This … Read More

Reducing greenhouse gases from cows and sheep needs big picture - Guest Work

Guest Work Mar 22, 2016

Mario Herrero, CSIRO Farming livestock – cattle, sheep, goats, pigs and chickens – contributes around 6 billion tonnes of greenhouse gases (carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide) to the atmosphere each year. While estimates vary, this could represent up to 18% of global emissions. But the livestock sector also offers great benefits. It includes 20 billion animals, supports … Read More