Research reveals a lot of hot air about livestock contributions to greenhouse gas emissions

Here's some shocking news for you in rural America: Cows and pigs are not contributing all that much to greenhouse gas emissions as a result of their emissions — from either end.

That's the finding of research conducted by a University of California, Davis animal science associate professor and extension specialist in air quality. Frank Mitloehner earned undergraduate and graduate degrees in Germany before coming to Texas Tech University, where he earned a doctorate. He's been at UC Davis since 2002.

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