The best way to reduce your carbon footprint…
Recycling and using public transit are all fine and good if you want to reduce your carbon footprint, but to truly make a difference you should have fewer children. That’s the conclusion of a new study in which researchers looked at 39 peer-reviewed papers, government reports, and web-based programs that assess how an individual’s lifestyle […]
Updated: 11 July, 2017
Giving up beef can reduce carbon footprint more than cars!
Beef’s environmental impact dwarfs that of other meat including chicken and pork, new research reveals, with one expert saying that eating less red meat would be a better way for people to cut carbon emissions than giving up their cars.
Updated: 12 September, 2016
The Cost of Meat – infographic
Eating meat is expensive, but the cost isn’t limited to the price you pay at the store. Did you know that eating meat also contributes to greenhouse gas emissions, soil erosion and water overuse? And surprisingly, turning vegetarian won’t eliminate these effects — if you still eat cheese, that is. Read on to learn more […]
Updated: 21 February, 2016
Mangrove conservation, Co2 fix
Protecting mangroves to lock carbon away in trees may be an economic way to curb climate change, research suggests. Carbon credit schemes already exist for rainforests; the new work suggests mangroves could be included too. But other researchers say the economics depend on the global carbon price. Presenting their results in Proceedings of […]
Updated: 01 August, 2012
Reducing food waste could substantially lower greenhouse gas emissions Countries could cut a lot of greenhouse gas emissions if people would just stop wasting so much food, a review article in Nature Climate Change has concluded. The authors focused on nitrous oxide, a greenhouse gas emitted as a result of fertilizer use on crops. More […]
Updated: 16 May, 2012