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Are gassy cattle a bigger problem than US government thought?

Are gassy cattle a bigger problem than US government thought? | Animal Science | Scoop.it
Cattle generate twice as much methane as the EPA supposed, according to a new report. The study's findings may also change assumptions about the safety of extracting natural gas, which consists primarily of methane.
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This sounds lik a problem to me.  There really isn't anything you can do to stop this though.  You can't really stop cows from being gassy.

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Josh Nelson's curator insight, December 5, 2013 9:05 PM

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I think that the gassy cattle is a big problem.  According to the report, human-caused (anthropogenic) methane emissions account for almost 65% of the global methane budget, most of that comes from cattle.  This report finds that ruminant animals generate twice as much methane than previously thought.  Can you believe that anthropogenic methane emissions for all sources were 2.7 times greater in Texas, Oklahoma, and Kansas, making up almost 30% of the atmospheric carbon released by the natural-gas industry.  The hope was that natural gas would help reduce the greenhouse-gas emissions vs. coal! 

Trevor Boyne's curator insight, December 6, 2013 8:34 AM

These cattle are creating double the amount of methane in which we thought was being created. Cattle make up 24 percent of the nations emmisions of methane. With over 90 thousand cattle, that makes up for a lot of methane. In fact they are the leading cause of human caused methane in the nation.

Connor Emmert's curator insight, December 10, 2013 11:07 AM

I think that methane is a problem but if its coming from the cattle then its natural and its sopposed to be there. and the greenhouse effect is actually pretty nice. I mean indiana is 10 degrees right now and well warmness is ok and if its natual then its sopposed to be there. Just learn to cop with it 

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Are gassy cattle a bigger problem than US government thought?

Are gassy cattle a bigger problem than US government thought? | Animal Science | Scoop.it
Cattle generate twice as much methane as the EPA supposed, according to a new report. The study's findings may also change assumptions about the safety of extracting natural gas, which consists primarily of methane.
Sarah Glauber's insight:

This sounds lik a problem to me.  There really isn't anything you can do to stop this though.  You can't really stop cows from being gassy.

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Josh Nelson's curator insight, December 5, 2013 9:05 PM

Cassie Chriswell: 

I think that the gassy cattle is a big problem.  According to the report, human-caused (anthropogenic) methane emissions account for almost 65% of the global methane budget, most of that comes from cattle.  This report finds that ruminant animals generate twice as much methane than previously thought.  Can you believe that anthropogenic methane emissions for all sources were 2.7 times greater in Texas, Oklahoma, and Kansas, making up almost 30% of the atmospheric carbon released by the natural-gas industry.  The hope was that natural gas would help reduce the greenhouse-gas emissions vs. coal! 

Trevor Boyne's curator insight, December 6, 2013 8:34 AM

These cattle are creating double the amount of methane in which we thought was being created. Cattle make up 24 percent of the nations emmisions of methane. With over 90 thousand cattle, that makes up for a lot of methane. In fact they are the leading cause of human caused methane in the nation.

Connor Emmert's curator insight, December 10, 2013 11:07 AM

I think that methane is a problem but if its coming from the cattle then its natural and its sopposed to be there. and the greenhouse effect is actually pretty nice. I mean indiana is 10 degrees right now and well warmness is ok and if its natual then its sopposed to be there. Just learn to cop with it 

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Early Snow Kills Thousands of Cattle in SD - ABC News

Early Snow Kills Thousands of Cattle in SD - ABC News | Animal Science | Scoop.it
KELOLAND TV Early Snow Kills Thousands of Cattle in SD ABC News A record-breaking storm that dumped 4 feet of snow in parts of western South Dakota left ranchers dealing with heavy losses, in some cases perhaps up to half their herds, as they...
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Sarah Glauber's comment, December 4, 2013 6:04 PM
I feel horrible for the farmers that lost there herd. It came so early and out of know where. It was hard for the farmers to get the cattle to safety.
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Cattle Vaccine May Work to Reduce E. coli Infections - TopNews United States

Cattle Vaccine May Work to Reduce E. coli Infections - TopNews United States | Animal Science | Scoop.it
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Cattle Vaccine May Work to Reduce E. coli Infections
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A new research has uncovered that the cattle vaccines probably have the potential to cut the count of human infections that are caused by the deadly E.
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Sarah Glauber's comment, September 19, 2013 11:08 AM
Scientist have been doing research on cattle vaccines. The cattle vaccines could possibly cut the count of human infections from the deadly E. coli bacteria. There was a vaccine created many years back for cattle against E. coli. Human cases possibly see reduction in the number of E. coli cases. There is a 85% reduction since cattle is the main source of the infection. The vaccine is not commonly used. The reason for that is because the farmers don’t want to spend $6 a cow to vaccinate them. Cattle are not affected by the E. coli infection. Which means the farmers can’t be certain that the vaccine works. The farmers won’t know if the meat is safe for humans or not. The researchers say that the vaccine could definitely reduce the number of infections in humans.
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Chicken Meat Sold in USA Contains Arsenic - Guardian Express

Chicken Meat Sold in USA Contains Arsenic - Guardian Express | Animal Science | Scoop.it
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Chicken Meat Sold in USA Contains Arsenic
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The FDA has finally gone on record and confessed that chicken meat which is sold in the USA contains arsenic.

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Sarah Glauber's comment, December 4, 2013 6:02 PM
This scares me, hearing that chicken is being sold and people are getting sick. They producers knew before hand that the chicken contained arsenic.
Nikki Wynne's curator insight, December 5, 2013 8:07 PM

The majority of the people in the United States eats chicken, or has eaten chicken at least once in their life. What you don't know is that chicken contains arsenic. Arsenic is a chemical known to cause cancer and that is deadly in large amounts. Aresenic is put into the chicken by man and is supposedly found in the meat. The FDA, until now, hd rejected these reports and allegations. The FDA and the poultry industry claim that the chicken is safe to eat, but will you take the risk?

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Veterinarian argues declawing cats is too 'painful' - 9NEWS.com

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Veterinarian argues declawing cats is too 'painful'
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KUSA - On Wednesday, at 7 p.m., the Denver Film Society's Sie Film Center will screen a documentary produced by Paw Project founder Dr. Jennifer Conrad.
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Sarah Glauber's comment, September 24, 2013 5:44 PM
This article is basically about California trying to stop the declawing of cats. Declawing your cat causes a lot of pain to the cats. There are ways of luring your cat to the scratch post instead of furniture.