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"A common misconception is that the cows rear end emits methane,"

Cows are notorious for the amount of methane they produce. Methane is a powerful greenhouse gas (GHG), but just how much do cows actually give off and how does this compare to other methane emission sources? This post tries to give an overview of all things methane and cows..



Guarding the marijuana patch

Warnings of new Arctic explosions at some 700-plus sites in Yamal due to thawing permafrost


high pregnancy failure in killer whales in Puget Sound

A multi-year survey of the nutritional, physiological and reproductive health of endangered southern resident killer whales suggests that up to two-thirds of pregnancies failed in this population from 2007 to 2014. The study links this orca populationís low reproductive success to stress brought on by low or variable abundance of their most nutrient-rich prey, Chinook salmon.


terrifying discussion of the looming climate singularity

Professor Guy McPherson and Peter Wadhams, two of the leading voices on climate change and the Arctic methane risk. Wadhams mentions that everything is going exponential and discusses the implications of the loss of sea ice. Professor Chu hypothesises that we will exceed 600ppm of carbon and that excludes the forcing of all the other green house gases including methane. That is unsurvivable btw

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