04 octombrie 2022

Rubbish reform: changes to waste management could slash emissions


Governments around the world have pledged to reduce emissions of methane (CH4) -- which absorbs 80 times more solar radiation over short periods than carbon dioxide -- in their battle to curb global warming. Human-induced sources of the powerful greenhouse gas are largely from livestock and manure handling, which accounts for some 30 percent of anthropogenic methane emissions, followed by the oil and gas sector (19 percent) and landfills (17 percent), according to UN climate experts. A new [...]