The Poo-Eating Bug That’s Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions

http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2013/08/28/2542431/poo-eating-bug-greenhouse-gas-emissions/

manure-eating dung beetles aerate “cow pats” — or cattle manure. This aeration process reduces the anaerobic conditions — places with essentially no oxygen — that cause methane to seep from the manure piles. As one of the study’s researches explains in a press release, this is good news for climate change

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Image source and article: http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2013/08/28/2542431/poo-eating-bug-greenhouse-gas-emissions/

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