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Livestock emissions

Published Thursday, January 16, 2014

This POSTnote examines current policy and prospects for further reductions in emissions.

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Livestock farming results in the emission of the greenhouse gases (GHG) methane and nitrous oxide. Such emissions are difficult to accurately quantify and control. This POSTnote examines current policy and prospects for further reductions in emissions.

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Author: Peter Border

Topics: Agriculture, Agriculture and environment, Animal welfare, Animals, Farmers

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