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Methane Emission by Animal Agriculture

Methane, a global warming gas, is largely produced by industrial agriculture. Environmentalists are trying to bring the attention to this gas emission since this gas is 23 times more potent than carbon dioxide in trapping heat in the atmosphere.

According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA, just in the US cattle emit about 5.5 million tons of methane per year into the atmosphere, accounting for 20 percent of US methane emissions. Stephan Singer, head of WWF's European Energy and Climate Policy Unit, said "What worries me is the increased methane coming out of the stomachs of ruminants, mainly for increased beef consumption within an increasingly wealthy world. The diet of the West has a big impact on the atmosphere."

To read the full article please visit The heat is on for greenhouse gas methane: http://www.reuters.com/article/scienceNews/

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