Creating a Methane-Free Cow

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Cows produce methane — a big contributor to global warming — when they digest grass. In Australia, Dr. Athol Klieve noticed that another herbivore, the kangaroo, doesn't have a methane problem. He's betting that his kangaroo research could help produce a methane-free cow.



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