About: methane

Energy 28-06-2019

Satellite data offers new hope for taming oil’s methane emissions

The release of methane emissions from drilling has been a beguiling problem for the oil and gas industry. But EU satellite data points toward a solution.
Climate change 04-10-2018

Swiss cow feed causes fewer farts, boosts climate action

Cows burp and fart more than they need to, says a Swiss firm that has developed a feed that cuts methane emissions from livestock - helping to combat global warming into the bargain.
Climate change 16-10-2017

Oyster flatulence worries climate scientists

Plans to expand aquatic farming could have a serious knock-on effect on climate change, climate experts have warned after new research revealed that underwater shellfish farts produce 10% of the global-warming gases released by the Baltic Sea.
Agrifood 06-01-2017

German Environment Agency: ‘Tax animal products to tackle climate change’

Meat and dairy farming is more damaging to the environment than producing cereals, fruits or vegetables. Germany’s Federal Environment Agency (UBA) has called for higher taxes on animal products, but the idea is controversial. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Agrifood 12-12-2016

Scientists struggle to explain spike in methane emissions

Emissions of methane, a powerful greenhouse gas, have increased sharply since 2012, according to a group of researchers. But they struggled to put their finger on why. EURACTIV France reports.
Health 23-11-2016

MEPs back pollution rules in bid to save 200,000 lives a year

The European Parliament today (23 November) voted in favour of new EU rules to cap air pollution, which will curb the single largest environmental cause of premature death in urban Europe.
Climate change 14-07-2016

EU’s new air quality guidelines accused of being ‘patchy’

The EU intends to continue its efforts to reduce air pollution, but its new guidelines have been criticised for being too patchy. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Agrifood 27-01-2016

EU emissions limits for agricultural gases face uncertain future

SPECIAL REPORT / Efforts to cap agricultural emissions harmful to both the environment and human health face fierce opposition and tough negotiations before they can finally become EU law.
Agrifood 28-10-2015

MEPs vote to cap some agricultural emissions, but not cow burps

The European Parliament today (28 October) backed proposed caps on methane and ammonia in draft legislation to reduce air pollution, setting up tough negotiations with the Council of Ministers over the bill. 
Climate change 26-10-2015

The unexpected climate benefits of waste management

A leaked report on the climate impact of waste says climate mitigation strategies should concentrate on reducing and recycling textile and aluminium waste. Our partner Journal de l'Environnement reports
Agrifood 26-10-2015

Farming lobby to MEPs: We will quit EU if emissions capped

EXCLUSIVE / Europe’s farming lobby has warned MEPs the industry will quit the European Union if they vote to cap agricultural gas emissions in a crunch vote this Wednesday (28 October) in the European Parliament in Strasbourg.
Transport 25-09-2015

German MEPs oppose stricter car emissions tests

German MEPs were the only delegation to oppose the strengthening of vehicle emissions standards in a recent European Parliament vote. EURACTIV France reports
Climate change 08-07-2015

Environment is main challenge for Luxembourgish Presidency

Air quality, energy policy, the Circular Economy and the new Common Fisheries Policy are among the main challenges facing Luxembourg, which assumed the rotating presidency of the Council of the EU on 1 July. Journal de l'environnement reports
Agrifood 12-06-2015

Governments ditch EU methane limits

National governments have axed methane emission caps to fight climate change and protect public health from draft European Union air pollution rules, ahead of a meeting of environment ministers on Monday (15 June).
Energy 14-01-2014

Shale gas firms face binding law if they fail ‘scoreboard’ test

EXCLUSIVE / European countries allowing shale gas drills will have to publish a ‘scoreboard’ showing compliance with ‘best environmental practices’ which could become legally-binding within 18 months, under new EU rules seen by EURACTIV.
Trade & Society 07-10-2013

Shale gas firms face EU methane emissions regulation

Shale gas companies operating in Europe will soon have to monitor, log and account for methane emissions at drill sites or else face regulation, the EU’s top climate officer has said.   
Climate change 29-11-2012

UN: Methane released from melting ice could push climate past tipping point

The United Nations sounded a stark warning on the threat to the climate from methane in the thawing permafrost as governments met for climate change negotiations in Doha, Qatar.
Agrifood 04-08-2011

Garlic-fed cows combat global warming

Reducing farm animals’ wind by adding garlic to feed could substantially reduce greenhouse emissions, according to research by West Wales’ scientists featured by Euronews.

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