Displaying items by tag: climate change

Wednesday, 18 May 2016 08:36

No handbrake on dairy

The Government will not stifle the growth of the dairy industry to limit its impact on the environment, says Deputy Prime Minister Bill English.

Published in General News

Selective breeding of cattle and sheep and adjusting rumen biology will help reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Published in General News
Friday, 11 March 2016 15:55

Change dairy systems to lift returns

By 2025 the NZ dairy industry could be emitting 25% less greenhouse gases, 40% fewer pathogens and nitrogen, and earning 60-100% more profit.

Published in Opinion
Tuesday, 16 February 2016 16:20

Ozone in the vineyard

The word ozone conjures up images of big holes in the atmosphere, stronger UV light, the risk of severe sunburn and CFC's — at least in this part of the world.

Published in Machinery
Thursday, 31 December 2015 08:55

Plant science technology combats climate change

This year will likely be the hottest on record, according to the World Meteorological Organisation.

Published in General News
Monday, 14 December 2015 16:07

Cattle methane emission downsized by 24%

Methane emissions from cattle in Australia are 24% lower than previously estimated, equivalent to 12.6 million tonnes of carbon dioxide annually, says new Australian research.

Published in World News

The Paris agreement on climate change prioritises food security and food production, recognising the dual challenges of controlling global temperatures and feeding a growing population, says Federated Farmers.

Published in General News
Sunday, 13 December 2015 07:56

Hashtag slogans no way to fix climate change

The global climate change conference in Paris drew a record number of world leaders to the opening last week. Federated Farmers dairy industry group chair Andrew Hoggard looks at the debate.

Published in Opinion
Saturday, 05 December 2015 08:55

Organic farming key to climate-friendly practices

"We already have low-emission climate-friendly farming practices – it's called organic farming," says Marion Thomson, co-chair of Soil & Health.

Published in General News
Thursday, 03 December 2015 10:37

Soil key to limiting global warming - expert

Soil's ability to store carbon and contain greenhouse gases could globally limit climate warming, says a University of Sydney expert.

Published in General News