Dung Beetles Clean Air

Dairy farms and cattle ranches are a major source of greenhouse gases, especially methane, which has a significant warming impact in the environment. It’s primarily released from both ends of cows as they chew their cud, but some is also emitted from their manure. Researchers from the University of Helskinki have found that dung beetles living in these so-called cow patties may reduce those emissions.

Head researcher Tomas Roslin explains that the carbon dioxide in the plants eaten and …

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