Sci-Tech | Feb 27

Japan researchers working to reduce climate impact of cow burps

Researchers in Japan are working to reduce the climate impact of cow burps by developing stomach sensors and using artificial intelligence to effectively administer feed that inhibits methane production.

The project led by Yasuo Kobayashi, a specially appointed professor in the Graduate School of Agriculture at Hokkaido University, aims to reduce cows' methane emissions by 80 percent by 2050.

Methane, produced by cows when microbes in their stomachs break down grass and other roughage, is believed to be one of the major causes of global warming. ...continue reading


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