The Science of Sustainability

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Keeping Cows Cool as Temps Heat Up

Keeping Cows Cool as Temps Heat Up

If you’re looking for relief on an unusually hot summer day, so are the cows grazing in the pastures. When temperatures climb, milk production drops.

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Revitalizing Grasslands, One Steak at a Time

Revitalizing Grasslands, One Steak at a Time

A prehistoric approach to livestock management could help revive dying grasslands and combat climate change.

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Harnessing The Hidden Power of Cow Manure

Harnessing The Hidden Power of Cow Manure

A dairy farm in British Colombia uses new technologies to convert manure into electricity, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and remove the stink.

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Grazing a New Trail

Grazing a New Trail

In California's arid San Joaquin Valley, scientists propose a novel approach to managing the landscape to benefit the threatened lizards, kangaroo rats, and squirrels who call it home. Livestock grazing, often demonized in the conservation world, can actually help create livable habitat for smaller creatures when well-managed.

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Cattle Ranches and Carbon

Cattle Ranches and Carbon

Researchers from UC Berkeley are working with cattle ranchers in Marin County to figure out how to increase the amount of carbon stored in the soil.

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Land Preservation on the Chopping Block

Land Preservation on the Chopping Block

Under Governor Jerry Brown's proposed budget, state funding for the Williamson Act would be eliminated.

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