Archive for December, 2013

  • New textbook tackles the sustainable recycling of manure

    Thursday, December 19th, 2013

    Many people know that a steak’s path to the dinner table has undesirable climatic and environmental consequences. Large increases in livestock production have given rise to enormous quantities of animal manure, amounts that present challenges in relation to waste management and environmental protection.
    A new textbook, written by leading experts from the University of Copenhagen and [...]

  • Ammonia emissions detected upwind from an intensive poultry farm

    Thursday, December 19th, 2013

    Intensive livestock operations, such as poultry farms, are significant point sources of
    ammonia pollution. Ammonia is a form of nitrogen and is easily deposited onto soil and
    plants. Sensitive habitats, such as sand dunes containing mats of lichens and mosses, can
    be damaged by high ammonia levels.
    In this UK study, the researchers investigated the impact on a Natura [...]