“Kangaroo flatulence research points to new climate change strategy for farmers”

Four kangaroos, including  a joey

http://www.theguardian.com/science/2015/nov/05/kangaroo-farts-could-have-implications-for-farmers-in-climate-change-fight?CMP=EMCNEWEML6619I2

New analysis of kangaroo farts suggests their low methane levels could have implications for farmers in the fight against climate change.

It has long been known that kangaroos – unlike sheep and cattle – produce little of the potent greenhouse gas methane.

For some time, researchers intent on breeding less windy flocks and herds hypothesised kangaroos might have a unique mix of micro-organisms in their stomachs that produce less of the gas.

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My name is Isabelle Whitehead. I was a member of the Bolton School group on the Operation Wallacea 2015 expedition to Peru.

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