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Re: Norway: Are flatulent cows a real climate issue?

DrFumblefinger ·
The Norwegian PM is clearly a fanatic that has not only lost touch with common sense, but is questionably grounded to reality. If the future of the world hangs in the balanced based on the number of times cows fart, then we might as well resign ourselves to Armagadeon. I think the Prime Minister is more full of hot air than the Norwegian cows are.
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Re: Norway: Are flatulent cows a real climate issue?

GarryRF ·
In the UK the number of winter related deaths (hypothermia - flu - respiratory) has fell by nearly 6,000 people a year. That's for an average 5'f (2'c) increase in the winter months. And were using less fossil fuel to heat our homes ! In 1814 wine producers in Northern England abandoned growing grapes because the climate was getting colder. I'll be happy when we get back to growing grapes here again. In January 2014 China had a quarter of all its territory under a cloud of smog. That's 600...
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Re: Norway: Are flatulent cows a real climate issue?

PHeymont ·
Sadly, common sense and science knowledge don’t appear to be requirements for achieving high office. Solberg’s nonsense brings to mind a U.S. president who considered ketchup a school-lunch vegetable and told a campaign audience that "Trees cause more < http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Pollution > pollution than < http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Automobile > automobiles do." On the other hand, Solberg’s not the inventor of the cow fart theory…search the internet and you’ll find that...
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Re: Norway: Are flatulent cows a real climate issue?

GarryRF ·
I've heard that cows have as many as 4 stomachs. So I suppose that's to be expected after eating all your greens !
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Re: Norway: Are flatulent cows a real climate issue?

DrFumblefinger ·
Yes, GarryRF, they do have a compartmentalized stomach designed to allow them to graze quickly if they need to, then carefully chew and digest their cud when they've time to ruminate. One might argue that a cow is a near perfect biological machine. We know they are useful to humans because of the milk, cheese, butter and meat they provide, but that's not the point. They are vegetarians and drop back on the pastures they graze their waste nitrogen, a wonderful fertilizer. And they exhale lots...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, August 28, 2014: Elk, Banff, Alberta

Ottoman ·
    There are many things I love about summer, one of which is getting out into the sunshine, exploring, and getting close to nature...but not too close.    On a recent visit to Banff, my brother and I pulled into a parking lot for...
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Norway: Are flatulent cows a real climate issue?

PHeymont ·
As world leaders gather in Paris for a world climate conference, Norway struggles with a possibly related issue—or at least one the Prime Minister believes is related.    Prime Minister Erna Solberg (photo above) has managed to offend...
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Swiss warning: Beware of killer cows

PHeymont ·
An area of Switzerland popular with hikers and bikers is installing fences and warning signs to keep them safe from aggressive cows protecting calves.
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Swiss court orders cows to be quiet at night

PHeymont ·
Well, actually, the owner has been ordered to keep the cows quiet by removing their bells at night. Neighbors in his small town in the Zurich-Oberland area complained that the 27 cows were keeping them from sleeping at night.   The conflict has...
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In spring, a young cow's fancy turns to...

PHeymont ·
A popular Youtube video posted last week shows cows literally jumping for joy as they are released into pasture after an indoor winter.
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June 27, 2018: German Fleckvieh (Simmental) Cows

Samantha ·
Samantha shares a few of the many pictures she took of the brown and white German Fleckvieh (Simmental) cows.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, August 28, 2014: Elk, Banff, Alberta

Travel Luver ·
Beautiful photos and a great story! I've been told male elk are especially dangerous when they're rutting. Do you know if that's true?
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, August 28, 2014: Elk, Banff, Alberta

GarryRF ·
I know just how she felt. You cut into your steak, you're anticipating that wonderful first taste of a succulent piece of beef. Then as you slowly take it into your mouth the waiter appears ! "How's your steak Sir ?" Nom nom , choke, nom nom. "its fine dank you" cough..... When you really want to raise your arms and chase him into the car park - because you know its something waiters do for fun ! Love the Photos too !!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, August 28, 2014: Elk, Banff, Alberta

Ottoman ·
Hi GarryRF and Travel Luver! GarryRF...loved your comment. LOL Too funny, and so true. Travel Luver...unfortunately I don't know too much about elk, but I did a little research and came across this article you can link to which I believe will answer your question nicely http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2...k-rut_n_3915764.html In summary, the answer to your question is yes, male elk (aka bulls) can be and usually are much more aggressive during rutting, even toward humans; However, after what I...
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