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Scientists Are Toilet-Training Baby Cows to Cut Emissions

  • Scientists design “MooLoo” to manage collection of cow urine
  • Toxic by-products include nitrate, nitrous oxide, ammonia
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Why Cows, Steel and Cement Pollute So Much (and How to Fix It)

A toilet-training program designed to help treat cow urine in a more sustainable way could help minimize the environmental impact of toxic substances produced by the waste.

While discussion of the climate effects from the meat and dairy industries has largely focused on methane emissions from cattle, cow urine is another area of concern for both air and land health, according to scientists from the University of Auckland and the Leibniz Institute for Farm Animal Biology in Germany who designed the new program.