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RuralNews: Breakthrough in livestock emissions

Peter Griffin posted in on February 15th, 2010.

Hamish Carnachan of Rural News reports on the recent mapping of a methanogen genome. It is hoped that the breakthrough, made by scientists from AgResearch, will contribute substantially in efforts to find ways of mitigating pastoral greenhouse gase emissions. An excerpt: (read in full here) “They have successfully mapped the genetic information of one of […]

Newsletter Digest: The CRI Taskforce, a sequenced methanogen, non-smoking NZ and GM

Peter Griffin posted in on January 29th, 2010.

CRI Taskforce set to give its verdict The CRI Taskforce, set up by the Government to review the structure of the country’s Crown Research Institutes, is set to release its recommendations after presenting them to the Minister for Research, Science and Technology, Dr Wayne Mapp on February 15. Taskforce chairman Neville Jordan said the review […]

Tackling methane emissions – the science involved

Peter Griffin posted in on August 11th, 2009.

As the world’s governments prepare to gather in Copenhagen to hammer out an agreement to lower greenhouse gas emissions, New Zealand’s scientists are researching ways to reduce emissions of one of the most potent of these gases – methane. The New Zealand Government yesterday revealed it will aim to reduce total greenhouse gas emissions by […]

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