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NZ Herald: Scientists discover low-methane sheep

Peter Griffin posted in on September 21st, 2009.

Eloise Gibson of the New Zealand Herald writes about the discovery, led by the Pastoral Greenhouse Gas Research, Consortium (PGgRC) that some sheep simply produce less methane than others. The difference in methane production is about 20%, say the scientists involved, and there is excitement about the possibility for New Zealand to become a world-leader […]

Nitrous oxide – the big baddie of greenhouse gases

Peter Griffin posted in on August 28th, 2009.

Nitrous oxide, which comes from natural and man-made sources, is the most damaging of greenhouse gases according to scientists who have been modeling the impact of the gas on the ozone layer and on the climate. The agricultural sector is a major producer of nitrous oxide and extensive research is underway in New Zealand under […]

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