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Cows affect global warming. Are you?

Cows affect global warming. Are you?

Cows affect global warming. Yes, you may be a little surprised, but there is a scientific explanation. Cows release Methane. Without cows there is no milk and no by-products, but even that has a solution. Unable to reduce cows, their nutrition can be improved. If fed with seaweed, then they would release less methane. As a result, air pollution would be reduced.

At a research farm at the University of New Hampshire, scientists are feeding cows algae in an effort to reduce the amount of methane they produce.

"We have seen a 20% reduction in methane," said Andre Brito, associate professor of animal nutrition and management at UNH. And 20% is a good start. "We are exploring different types of seaweed, and the goal is to use locally produced seaweed."

According to the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, Methane is more than 80 times more powerful than carbon dioxide in warming the atmosphere, although it decomposes faster. And about 25% of all methane is produced directly from fermentation by cows.