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2022-03-06 Reducing Methane From Livestock, Cows

Methane is more than 25 times as potent a greenhouse gas as CO2, and cows are responsible for emitting much of it. The researchers are finding that feeding cattle red seaweed can dramatically reduce the amount of methane that cattle emit. This PBS Newshour video explains. https://youtu.be/9ExxBIFVmKA .

2022-02-25 Drought: Calif Farmers Get No Water

The megadrought in California’s Central Valley has left no water to be allocated. https://www.theenergymix.com/2022/02/25/drought-climate-whiplash-leave-farmers-without-water-in-californias-central-valley/

2021-11-09 Treat Beef Like Coal To Reduce GHGs

This article is behind a paywall. https://www.economist.com/graphic-detail/2021/10/02/treating-beef-like-coal-would-make-a-big-dent-in-greenhouse-gas-emissions

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2021-10-09 Meat Industry Climate Washing

Investigation: The meat industry is using the same techniques that the tobacco industry used to fool the consumer – climate washing. https://www.desmog.com/2021/07/18/investigation-meat-industry-greenwash-climatewash/

2021-09-30 Convert CO2 Into Starch

This is the kind of discovery that seriously needs to be researched and developed. This could free up huge amounts of farmland that could be used for other purposes such as reforestation. The CO2 would be prevented from going into the atmosphere and contributing to the greenhouse gases. Starch could be used in place of

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2021-09-22 Most Farmland Used To Feed Livestock

Ourworldindata.org quote: << There is also a highly unequal distribution of land use between livestock and crops for human consumption. If we combine pastures used for grazing with land used to grow crops for animal feed, livestock accounts for 77% of global farming land. While livestock takes up most of the world’s agricultural land it

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2021-09-21 Sugar, Coffee Yields Cut By Climate Change

Sugar and coffee yields were slashed by climate change, report warns. https://www.independent.co.uk/climate-change/sugar-coffee-climate-crisis-agriculture-b1921993.html I’m glad I don’t drink coffee.

2021-08-19 New! Robotic Weed Killers, Insect Treaters

I’ve thought about these robots several times over the years because for millenia farmers did this by hand, without the carcinogenic (cancer causing) herbicides and insecticides. Now they have built a robotic weed killer that zaps weeds with a Laser. And another farm robotic machine is powered by a Tesla battery. What makes me elated

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2021-08-19 Vegan Cheese, Water Use

This is about a vegan cheese maker, but has several good links. Main article link: https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2021/aug/04/queen-vegan-cheese-plan-change-dairy-industry Water https://water.ca.gov/Programs/Water-Use-And-Efficiency/Agricultural-Water-Use-Efficiency Quote: << Everyone has to wake up and realize that it’s not just about selling your widget any more. It’s not just about making a buck any more. You have to decide what side of history you’re

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2021-07-14 CLIMATE CHANGE: It’s Urgent We Take Action

https://www.thenation.com/article/environment/climate-crisis-fires/tnamp/ Quote: << It’s impossible to overstate the urgency of the moment. And yet, as a species, we’re acting like the children of indulgent parents who provide multiple “last chances” to behave. Now, nature has run out of patience and we’re running out of chances. So much must be done globally, especially to control the

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