Kangaroo droppings could reduce methane emissions from cows TNA

Cows produce a large part of the world's methane emissions

Cows produce a large part of the world’s methane emissions

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Kangaroo droppings can help reduce the amount of methane produced by cows – a major contributor to greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture.

Methane has a warming effect in the atmosphere that is almost 30 times more powerful than that of carbon dioxide. About half of global methane emissions come from ruminants like cattle and goats, which harbor a group of bacteria called methanogens in their stomachs. Methanogens recover and consume the hydrogen gas – produced during the digestion of sugars –…

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