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2011-01-06 17:15:06

An international team of scientists has released data indicating that greenhouse gas uptake by continents is less than previously thought because of methane emissions from freshwater areas. John Downing, an Iowa State University professor in the ecology, evolution and organismal biology department, is part of an international team that concluded that methane release from inland waters is higher than previous estimates. The study, published in the journal Science, indicates that methane gas...

2009-08-18 14:22:32

Canadian scientists say stressed crops emit more methane than thought and could result in a bigger global warming problem than currently forecast. University of Calgary scientists said when crops are exposed to environmental factors that are part of climate change -- increased temperature, drought and ultraviolet-B radiation -- some plants show enhanced methane emissions. And methane is a significant greenhouse gas; 23 times more effective in trapping heat than carbon dioxide. Most studies...

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2009-03-30 08:14:11

The benefits to animals of omega 3 fatty acids in fish oils have been well documented "“ helping the heart and circulatory system, improving meat quality and reducing methane emissions. These last two benefits may only apply to cows but lowering emissions is important for the environment, as methane given off by farm animals is a major contribution to greenhouse gas levels. Today (Monday 30 March) researchers from University College Dublin reported that by including 2% fish oil in the...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'