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Beef a bigger challenge than oil and gas when it comes to tackling methane emissions

As Canada doubles down on efforts to reduce harmful methane emissions, experts say one of the trickiest hurdles standing in the way is the burping cow. Methane accounts for just 13 per cent of Canada's total greenhouse gas emissions, but because it is better than carbon dioxide at trapping heat it is believed to be responsible for at least one-third of global warming recorded to date.

Cows in a field are seen in this image (Pexels/Chance Lowe)

COP26 in Glasgow: Who is going and who is not?

Several prominent figures will not attend the United Nations COP26 climate summit in Glasgow in person, and the attendance of a number of others is in doubt. Here is the latest on the status of delegates.

From Paris to Glasgow: cutting through climate jargon

Representatives from nearly 200 countries meet in Glasgow, Scotland, from Oct. 31 to Nov. 12 to flesh out the rules of a new global climate pact. Decades of climate talks have spawned a host of acronyms and jargon. Here is a guide.

White House eyes new climate change strategies in Biden bill

The White House is zeroing in on a package of clean energy strategies for U.S. President Joe Biden's big domestic policy bill that officials believe could reach similar greenhouse gas emission reduction goals as an initial proposal that was quashed by opposition.