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Photo by Ron Nichols / USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service.

Cattle digest their food through bacteria-aided fermentation, creating methane as a byproduct that’s exhaled by the animal. According to research by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, the cattle industry accounts for about 20 percent of total human-associated methane emissions.

Utah's Native Bees Are Diverse In Traits And Species

Jan 11, 2018
Perdita spp. and Xylocopa spp.
Joseph S Wilson / Utah State University

In a recent survey at Utah State University, 99 percent of people described bees as either critical or important. The pollination services provided by bees are crucial for the survival of entire ecosystems. 

USDA Warns Party-Goers Of Foodborne Illness

Jan 8, 2018
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The NFL playoffs are underway and so are foodborne illnesses. The U.S. Department of Agriculture is working to inform people about food safety during football watch parties.

Pregnant women living next to fracked gas wells are more likely to have a low birth-weight baby - that's the finding in a new study from Princeton University

Scientists Make Case For Eating Less Meat In 2018

Dec 28, 2017

As the New Year approaches, many Americans will be focusing on what resolutions they'll make to do things differently in 2018. 

Vaccination Of Prairie Dogs Through Bait A Success

Dec 20, 2017
NPS.GOV

During a three-year field trial, U.S. Geological Survey scientists have distributed peanut butter flavored bait containing plague vaccination near active prairie dog burrows in Utah, Arizona, Colorado, Montana, South Dakota, Texas and Wyoming.

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