Tackling the methane from landfills

Sometimes, the simplest things work best. To Grist : ” Bill Clinton urged mayors at the Large Cities Climate Summit to go after a pollutant 25 times more powerful than carbon dioxide: methane.” ” By capturing it from landfills, from which it leaches in prodigious amounts, cities could use it to generate power. Wrestling CO2 … Read more

Limiting the methane emissions of cows

You perhaps remember the article on backpacks for cows’ farts I published this summer. It seems there is another way to limit methane emissions produced by bovines.

Collecting their manure – and thus the methane – could decrease global warming and provide energy as this greenhouse gas is quite similar to natural gas.

This seems to be a very good solution even if it would concern firstly large dairy farms where the amount of gas is enough to pay the installation.

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An inventive solution to the methane emissions of cows ?

You see strange things while browsing the Internet in search of news for this blog. Both Blog do Planeta and Ecogeek mentioned something that may have catch your eyes on the picture left.

According to both sources, Argentinian scientists are looking for solutions to decrease greenhouse gases of cows as they produce up to 30 percent of the country’s total.

Storing the methane produced by cows on their own backs seem to be one solution. I just hope it doesn’t hurt the cows.

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The melting of permafrost, a serious danger ?

Under the term permafrost, scientists refer to frozen soil that is mostly found in cold countries like Canada and Russia (cf. map from the UNEP on the left)

Climate change might unfreeze these soils, which might be a serious danger as they contain very large quantities of methane, a very potent greenhouse gas.

I previously read several articles on this topic and the least one can say is that it might become a serious problem if climate change reached a certain level.

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