BeefCattleEmission

BeefCattleEmission - (USDA To produce one kilogram of beef...

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Every year, beef cattle in the U.S. emit 168.3 Tg of Greenhouse Gasses. This means that they produce 65% of the harmful gasses that are produced from livestock animals each year. The gasses are produced from a fermentation process involved with their digestion, as well as from methane that comes from stored cow manure. Also, animals affect soil processes, which releases harmful Nitrous Oxide into the atmosphere
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Unformatted text preview: (USDA). To produce one kilogram of beef is the equivalent of a European car running its engine for 250 kilometers (Chapura). USDA, "Summary of Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Livestock." usda.gov. USDA. 2o Apr 2009 <www.usda.gov/oce/global_change/AFGG_Inventory/2_LivestockandGrazing.pdf - Similar pages - >. I cited Chapura’s lecture from a couple of weeks ago....
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