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TLF ID M012909

This resource is a webpage about Australian research into reducing methane emissions from cattle by using a waste by-product from vineyards in their feed. It contains a brief outline of the project and a link to a website that contains a text article, images, an audio file and a video and that describes the research in greater depth. The linked article discusses the interdependent environmental and productivity benefits of the research.

Educational details

Educational value
  • This resource is useful for the Australian Curriculum content description in year 10 science about the focus of scientific research being influenced by the needs and values of society. It illustrates how the need to lower greenhouse gas emissions has driven the direction of research and has resulted in benefits for both the environment and the viticulture industry.
  • The resource may also be of use for the Australian Curriculum content description in year 10 science about the ways in which global systems rely on the interaction between the biosphere and atmosphere. It helps to put the impact of gases emitted by cattle in perspective in terms of other processes that emit greenhouse gases.
  • The resource is relevant to the sustainability cross-curriculum priority, particularly the ninth organising idea about sustainable actions designed to preserve the quality of the environment. It identifies the dual benefits of reducing greenhouse gas emissions at the same time as reducing waste from viticultural processes.
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Learning area
  • Science

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  • Contributor
  • Name: Education Services Australia
  • Organization: Education Services Australia
  • Description: Data manager
  • Address: VIC, AUSTRALIA
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  • Copyright Holder
  • Name: Green Cross Australia
  • Organization: Green Cross Australia
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  • Publisher
  • Name: Green Cross Australia
  • Organization: Green Cross Australia
  • Description: Publisher
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  • Resource metadata contributed by
  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
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Learning Resource Type
  • Text
  • Audio
  • Image
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