Combating global warming: cows offered to feed the algae

Combating global warming: cows offered to feed the algae
04:06 Today, the Telegraph hightech.fm Photo: pixabay news environment:Cows offered feed algae Asparagopsis taxiformis to reduce the production of methane in their stomachs. So scientists are struggling with climate change.

Biologists from the University of the sunshine coast offered to feed the cows alive seaweed pink Asparagopsis taxiformis to reduce the production of methane in their stomachs. This writes ScienceAlert.

Growing in temperate tropical waters algae Asparagopsis taxiformis virtually no natural reduce the formation of methane in the stomachs of cows, they regurgitate it into the Earth’s atmosphere. Adding to the feed of cows Asparagopsis taxiformis at 2% of its volume will completely get rid of the methane.

Scientists, in 2014, analyzed 20 different species of tropical macrostresses to study their influence on the production of methane. It turned out that Asparagopsis taxiformis allows to reduce this process at 98.9% for 72 hours.

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Scientists say that the pollution level of the Earth’s atmosphere with methane from cows is not large, compared with other causes. But biologists hope to use every opportunity to reduce the effects of climate change.

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