Indian scientists are breeding small cows that fart less

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India's flatulent animals release approximately 13 million tons of methane into the atmosphere each year — a huge contribution to climate change. We have already seen Argentina tackle this problem with methane backpacks that capture cow farts and turn them into green fuel, but now, scientists in India are going right to the root of the problem and breeding miniature cows that produce less methane in the first place. The mini cows are being bred by researchers in Kerala, led by breeding expert E. M. Muhammed. They produce less milk than their larger predecessors, but are able to withstand very…

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