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Burger King’s “breathe the farts of change” Campaign Doesn’t Pass the Sniff Test

By   /  July 20, 2020  /  The Scoop  /  2 Comments

Does lemongrass solve the cattle methane problem? Dr. Frank Mitloehner, UC-Davis professor and extension specialist, is known for challenging the FAO’s numbers on cattle and climate change and getting them to change. Here he tells us what’s up with Burger King’s newest ad campaign.

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Can We Eat Our Way Out of Climate Change?

By   /  February 3, 2020  /  Consider This  /  1 Comment

Does what we eat matter when it comes to climate impacts? Are the vegans right? If we change our diet will we avoid climate change? That’s the question that Dr. Frank Mitloehner addresses in this short video. Mitloehner, a professor and air quality expert in the Animal Science Department at University of California-Davis, puts into […]

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Seaweed Can Reduce Methane From Cows, But….

By   /  December 9, 2019  /  Beef Cattle, Dairy Cattle, Livestock  /  3 Comments

By now, you’ve probably heard the news that supplementing cattle with seaweed could reduce methane belched by livestock. In fact, researchers in Australia and the U.S. have found that feeding as little as .5% “Asparagopsis taxiformis, a red seaweed that grows in the tropics, can decrease methane emissions by 80 percent or more. But there […]

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Grasslands May Adjust More Quickly to Warmer Winters

By   /  November 18, 2019  /  ARS, Consider This  /  Comments Off on Grasslands May Adjust More Quickly to Warmer Winters

From the University of New Hampshire College of Life Sciences and Agriculture, here’s some insight into what happens to carbon uptake by grasslands and forests as our climate continues to warm. As climate changes, Northeast winters are warming more rapidly than other times of the year. While this may mean favorable growing conditions start earlier […]

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We Know Honey Bees Are Dying, But Where Are They Doing Well?

By   /  September 9, 2019  /  Consider This  /  Comments Off on We Know Honey Bees Are Dying, But Where Are They Doing Well?

Noah Wilson-Rich starts his June 2018 Ted Talk with some startling statistics: in 2017 we lost 40% of our beehives in the United States, and in places with harsher climates that number was even higher. For example, in Massachusetts we lost 47% of our beehives. “Can you imagine if we lost half or our people […]

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