How Carbon Neutral is Different than Climate Neutral

October 12, 2020

The terms “carbon neutral” and “climate neutral” are part of the lexicon of global climate change terms. Though they are sometimes used interchangeably, they have different definitions. Understanding the nuances is important.

Methane, Cows, and Climate Change: California Dairy's Path to Climate Neutrality

September 02, 2020
UC Davis White Paper Re-Examines Methane’s Role in Climate Change, and How California Dairy Can Achieve Climate Neutrality

DAVIS, Calif., Sept. 2, 2020 – Researchers from the University of California, Davis are rethinking methane and showing that climate neutrality is within reach for the California dairy sector.

Burger King’s “breathe the farts of change” not passing the sniff test

July 15, 2020
Burger King has been adding lemongrass to cows’ diets in an attempt to cut down on cattle’s methane emissions. Given the greenhouse gas’ role in climate change, it’s a big deal. If nothing else, decreasing methane would buy us time to try and get a handle on carbon dioxide emissions, the No. 1 elephant in the room – and in the atmosphere.

Misleading climate statements rampant in IATP’s dairy report

June 18, 2020
Imagine if the same time and energy spent attacking livestock were instead spent on the largest climate polluters out there – or even supporting cattle as a part of a climate solution. Yes, cattle can help pull carbon from the atmosphere, and if we work together, we can feed a growing population while also curbing climate change.

Pandemic shows we need a Herculean effort to slow global warming

May 20, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has taught us we’re in this together. A united, global effort stands the best chance of eradicating this deadly virus. Same goes for the all-important charge to keep our planet from overheating to the point of no return. Climate change solutions are possible, with the right approach.

What is a Dairy Digester and How Does it Affect Methane Emissions?

April 23, 2020

Dairies typically use lagoons to help manage manure from cattle. These lagoons produce methane, a greenhouse gas that affects our climate. In recent years, California dairies have been working with state agencies to implement new ways to manage manure and reduce the amount of methane being released into the atmosphere. One way is by using dairy digesters. 

How California is working to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

March 24, 2020

California is taking bold steps in the fight against climate change implementing laws and policies, such as the Cap-and-Trade program, designed to drastically cut down on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. In the last decade, the Golden State has introduced several new bills, including Assembly Bill 32, Senate Bill 32 and SB 1383, and has been successfully working towards meeting the greenhouse gas mitigation goals outlined in these bills.  

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