Simple measures could reduce global warming from methane : UN May 07, 2021 0 41 12345 Berlin Simple and inexpensive measures could reduce emissions of the greenhouse gas methane by 30 percent by 2030, slowing the rate of global warming, according to a UN report released on Thursday.The methane cuts could also prevent 255,000 premature deaths and 26 million tons of crop losses worldwide each year, the report by the UN Environment Programme said.Methane gas has a far greater greenhouse effect than carbon dioxide.More than half of the methane emitted worldwide is due to human activities in oil and gas extraction, agriculture and waste disposal, the report said.For example, fixing methane leaks and spills in the oil and gas sector was one way to cut down on emissions - a step the administration of US President Joe Biden has recently begun taking. The emissions could also be reduced by changing animal feed in the livestock sector, the report said. The report also recommended separating biowaste from other garbage, which would divert the organic material from landfills.According to the report, such measures could reduce global warming by 0.3 degrees Celsius by 2045. (dpa) Pages 12 RELATED ARTICLES Top diplomats of Turkey, Germany discuss stability of ‘fragile’ Libya May 07, 2021 0 550 EU to debate Covid-19 vaccine patent waiver after US U-turn May 07, 2021 0 328 Two US students sentenced to life for killing Italian police officer May 07, 2021 0 45 At least 25 killed as Rio de Janeiro police raid drug traffickers dpa Rio de Janeiro At least 25 people have died in a shoot-out during a police operation against an organized crime gang in Rio de Janeiro on Thursday, according to local media. The victims of the raid include 24 suspects and .. US reports over 45,000 new Covid cases; total 794 new deaths dpa Washington The US reported 45,085 new coronavirus cases on Wednesday, taking the national total to 33,321,244. The country also recorded 794 new deaths on the same day. With this, the Covid death toll in the US .. EU agency says titanium dioxide not safe as white pigment for food Rome Titanium dioxide, often used as a colourant in many foods, is not safe for human consumption because of possible cancer risks, an EU agency said on Thursday. Titanium dioxide, often called E171 in the list of ..