Green Spaces and Green Milk

The New York Times has an article today on the gardens around Philadelphia. It turns out that there are a lot, and several of them are either free or have fairly cheap admission. Somehow, I haven’t been to any of these, which is really rather sad. Oh, and if you happen to have a SEPTA pass, you can also get a discount at some of the ones that do charge admission.

You probably know that cows are big producers of methane, which tends to trap heat much more efficiently than carbon dioxide. That makes cows rather environmentally unfriendly as far as global warming goes. Well, it turns out that changing cattle feed may help reduce bovine methane—which, it turns out, is actually released as burps. This finding comes from Stoneyfield Farm, whose yogurt is pretty tasty and good in cooking, incidentally.

This post refers to:

Dobrzynski, Judith H. Philadelphia’s Gardens of Delights. New York Times. June 5, 2009.

Kaufman, Leslie. Greening the Herds: A New Diet to Cap Gas. New York Times. June 4, 2009.

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