Could cow farts blow up a barn? Apparently so! A static charge triggered an explosion of methane gas in a barn in Rasdorf, Germany earlier this week. How powerful is methane gas? Trace joins us and discusses cow farts and just how damaging methane gas can be to the environment.
Do Cows Pollute As Much As Cars?
“Agriculture is responsible for an estimated 14 percent of the world’s greenhouse gases. A significant portion of these emissions come from methane, which, in terms of its contribution to global warming, is 23 times more powerful than carbon dioxide.”
90 Cows Exploded A Barn In Germany With Their Farts
“Farting can be bad for your health if you’re a cow. A barn containing 90 dairy cows in Rasdorf, Germany, exploded yesterday due to the build up of methane gas, according to Reuters and local media, quoting police reports.”
German Cows Cause Methane Blast in Rasdorf
“Methane gas released by dairy cows has caused an explosion in a cow shed in Germany, police said.”
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“The cause of the massive explosions that killed at least 25 miners in West Virginia yesterday remains unknown.”
Chemical of the Week: Methane
“Methane is a colorless, odorless gas with a wide distribution in nature.”
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