The explosive consequences of cow burps (video)

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WASHINGTON, March 22, 2018 — Cows burp up more gas than you might think possible when they're digesting grass. Most of that gas is methane, a potent greenhouse gas, which is bad news for the planet. This video from Reactions explains why the chemistry of cow guts is such a busy area of study: https://youtu.be/MnRFUSGz_ZM.

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