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Farm emissions tax proposed in Ireland

By Jane Byrne

A call by an academic for Irish livestock farmers to pay for greenhouse gas emissions produced by on-farm activities has been criticized in some quarters.

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Feed efficiency improvements boost dairy sustainability

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

Nutritionists have a role to play in reducing the environmental footprint of the dairy industry, says researcher.

'Antibiotics may have knock-on effects on parts of the ecosystem where no one has even thought of looking before,' says Tomas Roslin, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences Image ©

Expert says future research should focus on the effect of antibiotics on methane emissions from cow belching

Research shows antibiotics intensify methane emissions

By Jane Byrne

A study by US, UK, Finnish and Swedish researchers is said to provide the first demonstration that antibiotics can increase dung emissions of methane, a potent greenhouse gas (GHG).