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Royal wedding leaves sizable carbon footprint

John Kerr posted in on April 29th, 2011.

Kate & Wills – April 29, 2011. Everyone who is anyone will be there, but what is the environmental impact of so many international guests descending on Westminster Abbey for the royal wedding? The scientists in Landcare Research’s CarboNZero program have run the numbers using their internationally recognised method of counting carbon emissions. Undertaken at […]

Experts Respond: Major study on lamb’s carbon footprint

Peter Griffin posted in on April 6th, 2010.

The first major study to look at the carbon footprint of lamb shows that each 100 gram portion of New Zealand lamb exported to Europe creates 1.9kg of CO2 equivalents and that 80 per cent of that footprint is generated on the farm. The study by Agresearch scientists suggests the large on-farm component is “broadly […]

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