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One Per Cent: Wireless network of cows to keep burps under control

Saturday, December 1, 2012
Category: Agriculture

From www.newscientist.com

By dropping electronic devices into the stomachs of cows and networking them together, researchers hope to reduce the climate-warming farts and burps they produce. Emissions from livestock - much of which is methane released when they burp - are a serious component of global greenhouse gas emissions.

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The Great Oil Fallacy The National Interest

Saturday, December 1, 2012
Category: World

From nationalinterest.org

The prosaic reality is that oil is a commodity much like any other. As with every major commodity, oil markets have some special features that affect supply, demand and prices. But oil is no more special or critical than coal, gas or metals—let alone food.

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