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Scientists Gauge Impact Of Beef Consumption On Climate

Scientists Gauge Impact Of Beef Consumption On Climate, Environment

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online For many people, nothing beats eating a good burger or steak, but two recently-published studies caution that those carnivorous culinary habits could have a significant impact on the...

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2014-06-10 13:03:49

Michigan State University Helping farmers around the globe apply more-precise amounts of nitrogen-based fertilizer can help combat climate change. In a new study published in this week’s Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Michigan State University researchers provide an improved prediction of nitrogen fertilizer’s contribution to greenhouse gas emissions from agricultural fields. The study uses data from around the world to show that emissions of nitrous oxide, a...

2014-03-31 13:30:02

Greenhouse gas emissions from food production may threaten the UN climate target of limiting global warming to 2 degrees Celsius, according to research at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden. On Monday 31 March the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) presents their report on the impacts of climate change. Carbon dioxide emissions from the energy and transportation sectors currently account for the largest share of climate pollution. However, a study from Chalmers now...

Mealworms, The Next Big Foodie Fad?
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Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Tired of the same 'ol same 'ol when it comes to dining, and ready for an entirely new culinary experience? Or maybe you just want to be more supportive of Mother Earth, and hope to help curb greenhouse gas emissions with your food selection. Either way, mealworms may be the route for you. Scientists reported in the journal PLOS ONE on Wednesday that insect protein may be a more sustainable alternative to milk, chicken, pork and beef....


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  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
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