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Has Sweden found the secret to reducing methane emissions?

Words by Abi Scaife

Seaweed may be the key to reducing cow methane production, say Swedish scientists.

Sorry, what?

That’s right - Sweden has been looking into how to lower cow methane production, and apparently, seaweed is the way.

By adding seaweed to their diet, the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency said that cows produced less methane - which is a massive contributor to global warming.

Where do we go from here?

While the discovery was first made in Australia, Sweden’s interest into the topic means that they may soon make it government policy to add seaweed, or other similar additives, into cow feed.

This would be great news, as it would drastically reduce the amount of methane being produced by a whole country, and have a great impact on our environment.

Charity check-in 

At Smiley Movement, we like to elevate the work of charities across the world. Here are three charities whose causes align with the themes in this article.

The Climate Coalition. This is the UK's largest group of people dedicated to action against climate change. Find out more and support them here.

Climate Reframe.  Climate Reframe is committed to supporting the climate and environment movement in its transformation towards greater justice, equity, diversity and inclusion (JEDI). Find out more.

Devon’s Wildlife Trust. DWT is the only local charity dedicated to protecting wildlife and wild places across Devon - on land and at sea. Learn more here.

This article aligns with the UN SDG Climate Action.

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