Can cow feed help tackle the EU’s methane crisis?

Can cow feed help tackle the EU’s methane crisis?

As world governments get serious about cutting methane emissions, cattle farming is under the spotlight. The EU is considering whether a new feed additive could help tackle the issue.

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Parliament votes through critical raw materials strategy; Greens abstain

MEPs have approved a strategy for access to critical raw materials more ambitious than the European Commission’s, while Green groups abstained citing ‘watered down’ resolutions to protect nature conservation sites from future mining.

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Public acceptance ‘biggest challenge’ for new European mines, say EU officials

The MEP tasked with scrutinising an action plan on critical raw materials has called on the EU to “reconcile” nature protection and the economy in order to secure more mining for green transition metals in member states.


Anti-deforestation regulation: 9 things you need to know

Environment commissioner Virginijus Sinkevicius launched on Wednesday a proposal to clamp down on the import of products linked to deforestation outside the EU. Here’s what you need to know.


Energy official: EU cannot ban gas boilers ‘overnight’

The European Commission does not plan to propose an efficiency standard that would end the sale of fossil fuel powered heating systems, an official from the executive’s energy directorate said on Tuesday.


Harmful chemicals widespread in used fabric, find retailers

A group of major retailers has discovered that shredded cotton, wool and polyester destined for recycling can contain hazardous chemicals including phthalates, flame retardants and heavy metals.

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