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Cattle Crisis: SD Blizzard Leaves Financial Woes

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October 28, 2013
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Now that South Dakota ranchers have finished finding and burying tens of thousands of cattle killed in a freak early blizzard, they are figuring out how to dig themselves out of the financial hole. (Oct. 28)


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AFP (Aug. 22, 2013) — Cattle-ranching has been the key driver for deforestation in Brazil, responsible for 80 percent of the cleared lands. But in the municipality of Sao Felix do Xingu which has had the biggest drop in deforestation in the country, cattle farmers have learned to produce meat more sustainably.
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Moooove Over Fossil Fuels Cow Power's Coming

Moooove Over Fossil Fuels Cow Power's Coming

Reuters (Oct. 27, 2013) — Argentine researchers have demonstrated how methane can be separated from other digestive gases produced by cattle, to power a car. The scientists say that harnessing cow power on an industrial scale could create a new form of sustainable energy while also reducing the carbon footprint produced by cattle ranches. Elly Park reports.
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How to Save America's Zoos: Privatize Them

How to Save America's Zoos: Privatize Them

Reason TV (Mar. 8, 2013) — In nature, rare and endangered animals fight for their lives against poachers and predators. In publicly owned zoos, they face different but no-less lethal dangers: politics and budget woes. That problem will only get worse as local governments come to terms with decades of out-of-control spending and declining tax revenues.
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500 Tonnes of Fish Killed by Spill in Mexico Lagoon

500 Tonnes of Fish Killed by Spill in Mexico Lagoon

AFP (July 2, 2013) — Around 500 tonnes of fish were killed by the spill of molasses from a factory of cattle food upstream into the lagoon of the Hurtado dam in Acatlan de Juarez, state of Jalisco, north Mexico. Fishermen collected dead fish piled in the banks of the lagoon on July 1, 2013.
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