New Zealand Tries to Cap Gaseous Sheep Burps

Publication: National Geographic News   Date: May 13, 2002   View Article

New Zealand scientists trying to curb their country’s influence on global warming may have found an answer to belch about: Livestock that eat plants high in condensed tannins produce up to 16 percent less methane, a potent greenhouse gas.

Tannins are the yellow-brown chemical compounds found in many plants and give red wine its distinctive flavor.

Related Posts

Drink Beer? Take Showers? Better Worry About West’s Snowpack

Hungry Planet: Can Big Data Help Feed 9 Billion Humans?

Toxic Algae Blooms to Persist on Lake Erie, Experts Say

As Californians Pump Groundwater, Land Sinks and Aquifers Shrink

Neonicotinoid Pesticide Linked to Decline of Birds (and Bees)

© 2008-2010 Collected Writings By John Roach