UK greenhouse gas emissions underestimated

January 2011
ENDS (Environmental Data Services);Jan2011, Issue 432, p14
The article reveals that British emissions of nitrous oxide could be three-times higher than the level reported in official greenhouse gas statistics while emissions of methane could also be underestimated by about 50 percent. According to an ENDS Report, farming is responsible for majority of Great Britain's emissions of nitrous oxide and methane through ruminant digestive systems and soil supplemented with nitrogen in fertiliser or manure.


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