Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Cows that burp less seen helping in climate fight

Manners aside, getting cows to burp less can help reduce global warming.

...the average dairy cow belches out about 100 to 200 liters of methane each day, making diet changes a key potential factor in reducing this greenhouse gas.

"There is a common misperception about how methane gets into the atmosphere," he said. "It is actually through belching rather than the other end."

From Reuters