Arquivo de dezembro de 2013

  • New textbook tackles the sustainable recycling of manure

    quarta-feira, 18 de dezembro de 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

    quarta-feira, 18 de dezembro de 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 [...]

  • Farming Groups Attack Pollution Reporting Proposals

    terça-feira, 17 de dezembro de 2013

    The farming groups including the National Pork Producers Council, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, National Chicken Council, National Council for Farmers’ Cooperatives, United Milk Producers Federation, National Turkey Federation, United Egg Producers, the US Poultry and Egg Association and the the American Farm Bureau Federation, is concerned that the E-reporting of the waste water discharges [...]

  • Vast Freshwater Reserves Found Beneath the Oceans

    terça-feira, 10 de dezembro de 2013

    A new study, published December 5 in the international scientific journal Nature, reveals that an estimated half a million cubic kilometres of low-salinity water are buried beneath the seabed on continental shelves around the world.
    The water, which could perhaps be used to eke out supplies to the world’s burgeoning coastal cities, [...]