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Montevideo, May 20th 2019 - 15:15 UTC

Tag: greenhouse gases

  • Thursday, April 12th 2018 - 08:42 UTC

    Global shipping industry discussing in London a cap to emissions

    The industry has proposed that IMO members agree to cap emissions at 2008 levels, while some countries do not want any curbs, suggesting it would harm global trade.

    Countries are meeting in an attempt to agree cuts to greenhouse gases from the global shipping industry, amid pressure on the sector to help tackle climate change. Shipping, like aviation, is not directly included in the Paris Agreement, the international deal on global warming which was secured in the French capital in 2015 and commits countries to avoiding “dangerous” climate change.

  • Thursday, February 28th 2013 - 05:33 UTC

    Sweden sponsoring tax on meat consumption to help reduce greenhouse gases

    Last year Swedes consumed 87 kilos of meat, mostly beef and veal

    In order to reduce greenhouse gases and to sustain the environment Swedish agricultural authorities are suggesting a tax to tame the appetite for meat. The more meat is consumed the more feed is needed to meet this demand, and with the extensive drought the occurred in the US and feed shortages elsewhere in the world. Could this be a viable solution?

  • Wednesday, August 18th 2010 - 00:38 UTC

    Environmentally friendly mini-cows latest trend in US farms

    Professor Richard Gradwohl and his mini cattle

    They have become the latest trend in United States farms and an estimated 20.000 miniature cattle, weighing less than 300 kilos, are believed to be successfully breeding and could be indicating the future for environmentally-friendly beef.