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  1. Taking yaks upmarket

    Posted May 10th 2008, 12:00am by Wong How Man

    ... as directly proportional to the number of livestock they owned. Within the past two decades, many nomad families have seen their livestock numbers multiply greatly. This is due to a relaxed government ... systems. With the diminishing water sources compounded by the growth of livestock and overgrazing, the land is becoming depleted of its fertility. This is compounded by the general trend for nomads ...

  2. One man's meat...

    Posted Feb 18th 2010, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... and lamb, and not cat and dog meat, just because these are the cultural or culinary preferences of Western countries? In fact, the case against livestock- or home meat consumption- in terms of the threat this global food industry poses to the environment is overwhelming. All the key statistics- and they are shocking- can be found in a 2007 report titled 'Livestock's long ...

  3. Lai See

    Posted Mar 24th 2010, 12:00am by Luisa Tam

    ... climate change, there will be counter arguments to defend flatulent cattle. A UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) report says that livestock 'emissions' are no more damaging to the planet than carbon dioxide from cars. Figures from international organisations, including the United Nations, show that cows and livestock are responsible for about 18 per cent of greenhouse gas ...

  4. Emission estimate is probably right

    Posted Nov 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... track input rather than output by using internationally accepted models to estimate how much greenhouse gas is produced by a nation's fuel consumption, industrial production and livestock ...

  5. Dire prediction

    Posted Jun 01st 2004, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... increasingly grave consequences in the future,' the insurer says. 'Neither human beings, buildings and infrastructure nor the agricultural and livestock sectors are prepared ...

  6. One man's meat

    Posted Aug 14th 2009, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... this week. During internet research I chanced upon the Food and Agriculture Organisation's landmark 2006 report, Livestock's Long Shadow. The UN agency published it largely in response ... to be balanced, but neither livestock nor poultry raising nor crop nor fruit production is favoured. Preventing hunger is its overarching concern. Regardless, the headline statistics alone make clear ...

  7. Individuals have important role to play in helping curb pollution

    Posted Jun 05th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... this aim. We are also pursuing research into ways to reduce emissions associated with our livestock industry and looking to increase the proportion of electricity generated from renewable sources ...

  8. Give planet a rest, say HK activists

    Posted Feb 17th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... part. Ms Wong said raising livestock used five times more energy than growing crops, while excessive shopping fuelled unnecessary manufacturing and use of transport. Meanwhile, Hong Kong-based ...

  9. Restaurant offers a climate-friendly recipe

    Posted Jun 01st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... such as chicken, while vegetables tended to be more climate friendly than meat. The United Nations estimates that a fifth of the world's total greenhouse gas output comes from livestock rearing. ...

  10. Public Eye

    Posted Dec 31st 2008, 12:00am by Michael Chugani

    ... don't have a stupidity list, we'll include it. It goes to the US Environmental Protection Agency for reporting that greenhouse gases from livestock flatulence and belching worsens global warming. US farmers are furious over a possible gas tax on cows, pigs and other livestock. To the nitwits who wrote the report, we confer the You Must be Kidding Award. Happy New Year to you all. ...




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