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  • NZAGRC welcomes PCE report on agricultural GHG mitigation

    19/10/16

    Wednesday, 19 October 2016   The Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment’s report into greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture highlights the need for a suite of mitigation solutions rather than a single silver bullet....

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  • Is seaweed the answer to NZ's methane problem?

    14/10/16

    Is seaweed the answer to NZ's methane problem? | Nine To Noon, 9:31 am on 14 October 2016 | RNZ Livestock is one of New Zealand's biggest climate change issues and the methane they produce makes up almost a third of the country's...

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  • NZAGRC welcomes stocktake of New Zealand's action on climate change

    23/09/16

    Friday, 23 September 2016 The NZAGRC supports the New Zealand government’s commitment to progress action on climate change, summarised yesterday in the Ministry for the Environment’s stocktake document: “New...

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  • Global greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture should be reduced by 1 gigatonne in 2030, but less than half of this is possible with current options - international study

    17/05/16

    A global team of scientists, including one from New Zealand, has estimated that emissions of non-CO2 greenhouse gases from agriculture should be reduced by about 1 gigatonne (1 billion tonnes) annually by 2030 to help achieve the goals set...

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  • New tools needed to cut agriculture emissions - study

    17/05/16

    New tools needed to cut agriculture emissions - study | Radio New Zealand News Not including agriculture in efforts to tackle climate change will make it very difficult to keep global warming within the agreed 2°C limit,...

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  • Agriculture biggest methane source since 2007

    11/03/16

    Agriculture biggest methane source since 2007 | Checkpoint | RNZ Scientists say new research blaming farming for recent rises in the greenhouse gas methane show it's time for New Zealand to take urgent action to curb...

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  • Science solutions to agricultural emissions

    17/12/15

    Science solutions to agricultural emissions | Nine To Noon, 9:44 am on 17 December 2015 | RNZ With the completion of the COP 21 climate negotiations in Paris the government is suggesting a scientific solution to agricultural...

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  • Is a global deal on climate change finally within reach?

    15/11/15

    Insight for 15 November 2015 - Climate Summit - Talkfest or Opportunity? | Insight | RNZ After years of halting progress, this year's United Nations Climate Change Conference looks set to finally nail down a global deal to...

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  • 'First Step' in Reducing Methane Emissions

    30/04/15

    The programme has been looking for new types of inhibitors of methane production from the rumen. This can be regarded as a first step in the process towards developing something that can be used on the farm. Peter Janssen, AgResearch A team of...

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  • Methane find 'first step' in cutting greenhouse gas

    28/04/15

    Methane find 'first step' in cutting greenhouse gas | Radio New Zealand News A team of AgResearch scientists has identified five compounds that reduce methane emissions from livestock by up to 90 percent in initial short-term...

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  • Media Release: 27 April 2015

    27/04/15

    New Zealand scientists have identified animal-safe compounds that can reduce methane emissions from sheep & cattle by up to 90 per cent. The announcement was made today by Pastoral Greenhouse Gas Research Consortium (PGgRc) Chairman and New...

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  • Major methanogen milestone

    09/09/14

    AgResearch scientists and US researchers are one step closer in their work to reduce methane emissions from sheep. They have identified microbial differences in the rumens of sheep with high or low methane emissions. The work is part of a Global...

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  • Our problem, not our grandchildren's

    21/08/14

    Dozens of young people, sprawled in loose circles on the floor of Auckland University’s Business School, are trying to figure out how to make climate change action go viral. “We need 100,000 people on this Climate...

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  • Tiny organism a big challenge to methane researchers

    20/08/14

    Much effort and intellectual grunt is going into solving the livestock methane emissions problem. Peter Burke reports on this science challenge facing New Zealand. A TINY micro-organism one thousandth of a millimetre long is proving a huge...

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  • Scientists work on methane solution

    13/08/14

    New Zealand scientists hope to have technologies that can be implemented on farm to help reduce methane gas emissions from farm animals such as cows, cattle, sheep and deer within about five years. That's the view of Mark Aspin, manager of the...

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  • Future Food Security in a Warming Planet

    04/08/14

    Insight for 3 August 2014 - Future Food Security | Insight | RNZ Super Typhoons and record temperatures hog the global warming headlines, but weather changes are also threatening the ability of farmers to grow food....

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  • IDing Livestock Gut Microbes Contributing to Greenhouse Gas Emissions

    17/06/14

    “Increased to levels unprecedented” is how the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) described the rise of carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide emissions in their report on the physical science basis of climate change...

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  • Keeping it Pure

    05/04/14

    Keeping it Pure is a series about the New Zealand environment. The series canvasses the opinion of leading scientists, environmentalists, farmers and business leaders.  NZAGRC Director, Harry Clark MNZM PhD and NZAGRC Principal...

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  • Fire, flood, rising sea threaten future

    31/03/14

    Fire, flood, rising sea threaten future | Radio New Zealand News Wildfires, more frequent and severe floods, and higher risks to coastal infrastructure due to rising seas are just some of the impacts New Zealanders can expect...

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  • Emissions from farm animals still growing

    05/06/13

    Emissions from farm animals still growing | Radio New Zealand News An agricultural greenhouse gas expert says total methane emmissions from livestock are rising despite increased efficiency in dairy production. Andy...

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  • Agricultural GHG Research Receives Boost through PGgRc

    04/02/13

    The Pastoral Greenhouse Gas Research Consortium (PGgRc) has secured funding from the agriculture sector and the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) to continue research to find tools for mitigating greenhouse gases. For...

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  • Overseas technicians train on methane measurement

    22/01/13

    Overseas technicians train on methane measurement | Radio New Zealand News Scientists from developing countries are in Palmerston North for a training course on measuring methane emissions from forage-fed farm animals. Nine...

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  • The New Zealand Farming Story: Tackling Agricultural Emissions

    15/11/12

    This film is the product of years of research into how New Zealand can reduce our agricultural greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) to reduce climate change. It covers the basic science along with current and potential future technological solutions....

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  • Dr Harry Clark on greenhouse gas emissions research

    11/07/12

    Dr Harry Clark on greenhouse gas emissions research | Nine To Noon, 9:38 am on 11 July 2012 | RNZ Emissions trading and climate change - where are we at with research? Dr Harry Clark is Director of the NZ Agricultural...

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  • Lower methane emissions still years away

    20/04/11

    Lower methane emissions still years away | Radio New Zealand News Agresearch says it is still five to 10 years away from providing practical solutions to reduce methane emissions in livestock. Methane is New Zealand's most...

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  • Scientists look at new plants to reduce emissions

    25/01/11

    Scientists look at new plants to reduce emissions | Radio New Zealand News AgResearch scientists are looking at whether farmers might be able to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by growing high-yielding pasture plants with a...

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  • Greenhouse gas research projects announced

    21/01/11

    Greenhouse gas research projects announced | Radio New Zealand News The Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Research Centre has announced $15 million worth of projects - its first long-term grants. Read more (external website)...

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