Posts Tagged ‘cows’

  • Greenhouse Gases from Ruminant Animals

    Cow Burps and Global Warming

    Mar 19, 14 • 715 Views • No Comments

    As most of us know, cow burps add to global warming. So too do the methane releases of sheep, goats and other ruminant animals. In a recent opinion piece in Nature Climate Change, a group of researchers suggest we should be paying more attention to methane...  [read more]

  • Emerging markets cows India

    Emerging Markets: Cow Economics

    Oct 12, 13 • 624 Views • No Comments

    Think of dung cakes and milk and calves as output. And feed and veterinary fees and milking time as input. The result is a new image of a cow. Compiling data from Northern Indian villages, researchers from Penn and Yale concluded that even though a cow is an...  [read more]

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    The Good Life…For Cows

    Dec 31, 11 • 232 Views • No Comments

    I suspect that the life of a cow producing organic milk got better last June. For their owners, though, business surely became more complicated. According to a new USDA rule, any milk labeled organic now has to come from a cow that spends much more time in...  [read more]

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    Environmental Emissions

    Jun 25, 10 • 248 Views • 1 Comment

    A letter in “The Mail” section of a recent New Yorker tells us about a funny error on the cover of the May 17, 2010 issue. Mainly portraying emissions from vehicles, factories, and cows, the cover focuses on our environmental problems. According...  [read more]