By Brooks Hays 0 Eating beef is one of the least eco-friendly ways to consume protein, new research confirms. But the environmental impact of what's on the plate at a three-star bistro isn't just a matter of distance traveled. There other factors to consider. Recently, researchers at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology did consider the many factors that determines a food's carbon footprint -- the environmental impact of the energy and materials used to raise, harvest and prepare fruits, vegetables and animals for consumption.
Many commonly promoted options, such as washing clothes in cold water or swapping incandescent bulbs for light-emitting diodes, have only a moderate impact see chart, belowthe team reports today in Environmental Research Letters.
But four lifestyle choices had a major impact: Become a vegetarian, forego air travel, ditch your car, and—most significantly—have fewer children.
The top ways to reduce your carbon footprint Credits: Emissions generated by eating meat result, in large part, from the large amounts of energy needed to grow, harvest, and process feed crops. Getting rid of their car would reduce emissions by kilograms, or 2. And by choosing to have one fewer child in their family, a person would trim their carbon footprint by a whopping Despite the effectiveness of these four measures, neither the textbooks in Canadian schools nor government reports or websites in the European Union, the United States, Canada, or Australia highlight these choices, possibly because most of them require such extreme changes in lifestyle.NSF's mission is to advance the progress of science, a mission accomplished by funding proposals for research and education made by scientists, engineers, and educators from across the country.
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This is the first time anyone has drawn a complete map of potential carbon footprint reductions from cities. Read National Geographic's latest stories about the environment. Westwood College Project 1 Physical Science Research Paper Evan Duran PHYS October 8, Physical science is the study of physics and chemistry of nature.
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Rees and Wackernagel: Footprint research does not preclude the use of tons of carbon as a measurement unit.
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However, Blomqvist et al. themselves use the land-based argument that plantations could combat CO2 accumulation in the atmosphere, thereby admitting that CO2 sequestration is one of several competing demand on biocapacity.