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Cow burps moo-ted as green risk; ENVIRONMENT.

Byline: By JUAN BUSTAMANTE

SCIENTISTS are taking a novel approach to studying global warming -- collecting cow burps.

Researchers claimed the slow digestive system of cattle makes them a producer of methane, a potent greenhouse gas.

Experts around the world are studying it but Argentine researchers said they have come up with a unique way.

They attach a plastic tank to a cow's back and connect it through a tube to the animal's stomach.

A researcher at the National Institute of Agricultural Technology said: "When we got the first results we were surprised - 30 per cent of Argentina's greenhouse emissions could be generated by cows."
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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Jul 10, 2008
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