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First Agricultural GHG Offsets Issued

The first agricultural greenhouse gas emissions offsets have been issued to a Michigan farmer for voluntarily reducing nitrous oxide (N2O) emissions by curbing the amount of nitrogen-based fertilizer used to grow corn, according to the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI). EPRI, in partnership with Michigan State University, developed the validation … Read more »

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Oilseed in Livestock Feed Can Cut Emissions Up to 13%, Study Finds

Using oilseed plant in livestock feed can cut methane and carbon dioxide emissions by up to 13 percent , according to preliminary findings of a study. The environmental monitoring study, carried out by the Life-Seed Capital project and co-founded by the European Commission’s Life+programme, found that introducing rapeseed cake cuts … Read more »

Agriculture, Livestock Remain Major GHG Sources

Agriculture, Livestock Remain Major GHG Sources

Global greenhouse gas emissions from the agricultural sector totaled 4.69 billion tons of carbon dioxide equivalent in 2010, the most recent year for which data are available — an increase of 13 percent over 1990 emissions, according to Worldwatch Institute. By comparison, global CO2 emissions from transport totaled 6.76 billion … Read more »

EPA Maintains GHG Thresholds, Focus on Larger Polluters

The EPA will maintain greenhouse gas thresholds that target the nation’s largest emitters, which account for nearly 70 percent of pollution from stationary sources. The final rule will shield smaller emitters from permitting requirements, and establishes a provision that allows companies to set plant-wide emissions limits, known as Plantwide Applicability Limitations, … Read more »