7/26/2008

Animal Power to reduce GHG - July 26th, 2008



Greenhouse gases (GHG) are causing our planet to warm to temperatures that are melting the icebergs at damaging rates already. Reducing car emissions, lowering the burning of fossil fuels, and searching for alternative sources of energy are the current trends in government actions around the world. Capturing the CO2 underwater is also an option that has been explored for some years already, but that is part of the plant kingdom function, as long as we take care of that kingdom we'll be securing our future too. Unfortunately there many fronts to work on, lots of people to educate and a tons of work to be done. Some is done, but it appears that is not enough.


For those of us who love to eat meat, there will be a better way to contribute to the environment. Converting livestock manure into biogas is something that isproved to be benefitial in many ways. Leaving manure to biodegrade takes time and contaminates a lot.


Did you know that the gases emitted by decomposing manure, methane and nitrous oxide warm up our atmosphere 21 and 320 times more than carbon dioxide. Yes, astounding right?


A group of researches have published a study in the Environmental Research Letters confirming that working on manure to obtain energy and decreasing the detrimental effect of warming our atmosphere is feasible and convenient.


Considering that most nations have a large consumption of livestock products this is a great initiative.

13 comments:

  1. I leraned that people dond't think about the actions that they do.
    I would save my planet like my life.
    I think that people need to change to live alot more in the future

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  2. If i have a livestock, I would take all that manure and convert it in biogas. I am surprised beacuse i doesnt know that the manure is so danger to the atmosphere. I thought that it was easily biodegradable.

    Sebastian Llerena

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  3. Jefferson Yrupailla MartinezSeptember 24, 2010 at 6:01 PM

    I think that the option of capturing the carbon dioxide and putting them at the bottom of the water I great, but is it very expansive and also as its mention y the work of plants.
    In terms of reducing the car contamination I think is very difficult because people is very used with this and there are more and more in the passage of time that I think is very difficult.
    If you really want to less the amount of fossil fuel you would have also to less the amount of factories, cars, petroleum and many other contaminating thins that some are very useful to us that if stop using it we would be serious problems, but if we continue doing this we will causing the Greenhouse effect and our planet will finally get burn.
    In conclusion I will like that this things would be true but because of is fundamental for many of the people living on Earth we can’t do this. Approximately 98.9% of the population on Earth things that is fundamental and the other 1.1% can do nothing amount the other people we continue like this.

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  4. This problem matters for me very much because we can destroy to our planet and on having done it we will die this way that we have to recycle. I like very much because I learned everything what happens if we do things that they might damage to our planet.

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  5. This article is very interesting because it teaches us how important is to change our feeding habits: eating less cattle meat and more vegetables will benefit us because our body will be healthier, and it will help our planet. This is because the cattle gases emitted by decomposing manure: methane and nitrous oxide warm up our atmosphere. So, if we want to take care of our planet it is important not only to avoid polluting our planet with greenhouse gases but also eating less cattle meat.
    Fact: CO2, methane and NO2 cause greenhouse effect.

    By: Natalia Echeandían
    Grade6 Rembrandt

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  6. I think this is pretty important, it makes you feel that the global warming isnt so bad

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  7. I THINK WE MUST HELP THE PLANET BECAUSE THE SUN IS GETTING HOTTER AND HOTTER AND ANIMAL AND PLANTS WILL DIE IF WE DONT TAKE CARE OF THEY. ALSO I THINK PERSONS IN THE FARM MUST RECOLECT THE "ESTIERCOL" TO PRODUCE LESS GASES AND DON`T DAMAYE THE ANTMOSPHERE. IN CONCLUSION WE ALSO MUST TAKE CARE OF OUR LIFE AND OZONE LAYER BEAUASE WITHOUT OZONO LAYER WE WILL DIE.

    Eduardo Vila 6º Da Vinci

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  8. i like this article is very interesting but what happen to the rays of the sun that enter like in the green house effect if this rays are into the atmosfere why does we have nigth.



    Alejandro Láinez-Lozada

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  9. It was interesting ,that information help to our planet do not contaminate the environment.
    One way to reduce warm up our atmosphere is that the people consume fish and plant kingdom funtion. But why?,althought the meat is rich the manure is so harmful in this planet.

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  10. I think it's good eats meat because it is a way to prevent global warming and there is more oxygen through the plants.
    Willy Vidal

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  11. I think that it will be verry good to use manure as source of energy instead of nuclear plants like it says in the post.

    - Diego Del Solar Hurtado
    6 Da Vinci

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  12. Woow I didn't know that, well I agree that people should don't eat to much meat all the "desperdicios" ontaminates. And the car gasses like gasoline. That is what is making our world get sick. Thats the reason of the change's of temperature or the snow melting or the rain to different that now is in Lima.

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  13. I think that we need to buy electric car but also yhe car is very expensive so the fabric or the owner need to ake the cars less expensive so we can buy them and help the planet

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