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Greenhouse gas emissions from man-managed grasslands similar to global croplands -Prachi Singh

-Down to Earth Study highlight need to use sustainable management to preserve and enhance soil carbon storage of grasslands. A new study shows that emissions of methane (CH4) and Nitrous Oxide (N2O) from grasslands increased by a factor of 2.5 since 1750 mainly due to increased emissions from livestock. This has more than compensated for reduced emissions from the shrinking number of wild grazers, said the study published in Nature Communications. The net...

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Nitrous Oxide human emissions increased 30% in 36 yrs: Report - Akshit Sangomla

-Down to Earth 43% of total emissions of Nitrous Oxide, a greenhouse gas 300 times more potent than carbon dioxide, came from human sources, the report said Human emissions of Nitrous Oxide (N2O) — a greenhouse gas 300 times more potent than carbon dioxide (CO2) — increased by 30 per cent between 1980 and 2016, according to a research paper published in Nature October 7, 2020. Nitrous Oxide is a dangerous gas for...

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Climate on the farm

-The Indian Express IPCC report shows how land use affects climate change. It must not be used to target developing countries on global warming A report released on Thursday by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has concluded that better management of the world’s farms and forests is necessary to tackle climate change. Land use has always been part of conversations on climate change and activities like afforestation have held...

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Land and climate change, explained: What the new IPCC report says, why it matters -Amitabh Sinha

-The Indian Express This is the first time that the IPCC, whose job it is to assess already-published scientific literature to update our knowledge of climate change science, has focused its attention solely on the land sector. Pune: A new report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released Thursday presents the most recent evidence on how the different uses of land — forests, agriculture, urbanisation — are affecting and...

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Activities that put food on our table cause 37% of all greenhouse emissions: IPCC report -Amitabh Sinha

-The Indian Express The new report on ‘Climate Change and Land’, released on Thursday afternoon, is second in the series of special focused reports that IPCC has been preparing on the specific request of governments and other organisations. Pune: Agriculture and associated land activities related to food production could be contributing over a quarter of the global emissions of greenhouse gases, a new major report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate...

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