Could Kangaroo Farts Curb Global Warming?

Could Kangaroo Farts Curb Global Warming?



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Cows burps release a ton of methane into the atmosphere. Can other animals, like kangaroos, teach us how to make cow gas more eco-friendly?
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Godwin S., Kang, A., Guilino, L., Manefield, M., Gutierrez-Zamora, M., Kienzle, M., Ouwerkerk, D., Dawson, K., Klieve, A. (2014) Investigation of the microbial metabolism of carbon dioxide and hydrogen in the kangaroo foregut by stable isotope probing. The ISME Journal, 8, 1855-1865.

Overview of gases, sources of emissions, and tons of data from the EPA:

Gizmodo on how much cow gas actually contributes to global warming:

Credits:

Host, Writer, Animator, Editor
Anna Rothschild

DP, Sound, Researcher, Intern Extraordinaire
Elizabeth Gillis

Many thanks to Dr. Scott Godwin.

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Thumbnail: Kangaroo Island kangaroo Macropus fuliginosus fuliginosus
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Human/Short Sphincter Vibration
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Screen Door Opening and Closing
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Burps
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