Cattle are the World’s Top Greenhouse Gas Emitters Among Livestock, Study Finds

December 17, 2013 by  
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If you hope to dramatically reduce your greenhouse gas footprint, you need look no farther than your dinner plate. A new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences revealed that cattle are the top emitters of greenhouse gasses among livestock. The research, backed by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) found that among small ruminants, poultry, and pigs, cattle were responsible for more than three-quarters of emissions. Read the rest of Cattle are the World’s Top Greenhouse Gas Emitters Among Livestock, Study Finds Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bbc news , cattle , china , Climate Change , commonwealth scientific and industrial research organization , diet , global warming , greenhouse gas emissions , international livestock research institute , Latin America , livestock , north america , poultry , Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences , ruminants , south asia , sub-saharan africa , un world health organization        

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