Seaweed helps cut methane emissions

By Frank Smith
Updated June 20 2019 - 3:48am, first published July 4 2017 - 2:00am
Dr Rob Kinley has discovered that when one species of seaweed is fed to livestock, it significantly reduces their methane emissions.

Weight for weight methane causes 36 times as much global warming as carbon dioxide and the main sources of this pollutant is agriculture. Farm animals produce 3.1 gigatonnes of methane in burps (95 per cent) and farts (five per cent) worldwide.

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