Tag Archives: Greenhouse gas

• You ready for this? Pee plan: Urine cocktail can help fight global warming

You ready for this? Pee plan: Urine cocktail can help fight global warming

Human urine can be used to reduce pollution by absorbing greenhouse gases, especially carbon dioxide, a Spanish researcher has said. Researcher Manuel Jimenez Aguilar of the Institute of Agricultural and Fisheries Research and Training of the regional government of Andalusia observed that absorbing large quantities of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases present in cities […]

• Save the environment: drink warm beer

Save the environment: drink warm beer

The Nova Scotia Liquor Corp. delivered a simple message in its first report on corporate sustainability this week. Save the environment: drink warm beer. The report presents a detailed analysis of the greenhouse gas emissions that are generated in the retail sale of alcohol. Some startling facts are revealed that suggest consuming less alcohol would […]

• Shout-out to 7 carbon-neutral wineries around the world

Shout-out to 7 carbon-neutral wineries around the world

Earth-friendly vino Photo: Tinhorn Creek – Canada’s First Carbon Neutral Winery Are you a green oenophiliac (sic)? A sustainable sommelier? Can you think of no better way to put the chill on global warming than with a tall glass of riesling? If so, then you know there are few things in life better than a […]

• Ground-breaking study measures carbon in Fetzer Vineyards

Ground-breaking study measures carbon in Fetzer Vineyards

A new study of carbon sequestration on 1,322 acres of Fetzer Vineyards vineyard and wild land in Mendocino County could make the chemical element a huge resource for the wine industry under California’s evolving greenhouse-gas emissions accounting system. Owners of vineyard property should get carbon-capturing credit for leaving parts of the property undeveloped for soil-friendly […]

• New Zealand: Kiwi wine 1st in world to spell out its carbon footprint on label

New Zealand: Kiwi wine 1st in world to spell out its carbon footprint on label

A New Zealand wine company has become the first in the world to declare its carbon footprint for each glass. Bottles of Mobius Marlborough sauvignon blanc – which go on sale today – will show the carbon emissions for a 125ml glass on the label. The New Zealand Wine Company, parent company of the Mobius […]

• Heineken joins beverage industry environmental roundtable (BIER)

Europe’s largest brewer Heineken has joined the beverage industry environmental roundtable (BIER), a coalition of beverage companies and supporting partners that aim to advance the industry’s environmental practices. BIER guidance BIER aims to define a common framework for industry practices in the areas of water conservation and resource protection, energy efficiency and climate change mitigation. […]

• Wineries Go Carbon Neutral with the Help of Solar Panels & Goats

Wineries Go Carbon Neutral with the Help of Solar Panels & Goats

Wineries in Oregon are reducing their carbon footprint in innovative ways. Advanced insulation and solar panels are part of the solution, complemented by the use of goats and raptors, rather than lawnmowers and pesticides.  Remaining carbon offset purchases are funding a dairy farm methane digester.