Green way to tackle global warming Down Under

Researchers say farming seaweed to feed livestock has another significant benefit. Their method of underwater farming can help to cool water temperatures - a threat to marine life and the Great Barrier Reef.
Researchers say farming seaweed to feed livestock has another significant benefit. Their method of underwater farming can help to cool water temperatures - a threat to marine life and the Great Barrier Reef.PHOTO: BRIAN VON HERZEN

Scientists say feeding cattle seaweed will cut methane emissions, lowering pollution

Australia has committed to reducing carbon emissions but admits to one major source of pollution that is expected to keep rising: methane released by animals during grazing.

The country's 26 million-plus cattle are expected to fuel a 5 per cent rise in Australia's agriculture emissions by 2020 and a further 20 per cent increase by 2030.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 01, 2018, with the headline 'Green way to tackle global warming Down Under'. Print Edition | Subscribe