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Old 04-27-2016, 08:46 PM   #1
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Default Scientists downgrade impact of cattle on Australia's methane emissions by 24%

"Australian cattle do not produce as much carbon emissions as first thought, and an adjustment to the figure could decrease the rural sector's overall contribution to greenhouse gas emissions.

That is the finding of an eight-year CSIRO investigation into the effects of the beef and dairy industries on Australia's methane emissions.

According to Dr Ed Charmley, an agriculture scientist with the CSIRO, methane emissions from cattle in Australia are 24 per cent lower than previously thought, equivalent to 12.6 million tonnes of carbon dioxide a year..." (cont.)


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http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-12-1...graded/7027088
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