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The Newest Risk To Our Environment Could Be Oysters Farting Too Much

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While the debate continues to rage on about climate change, one thing that has been confirmed to be generally bad for our environment is the amount of methane being released into the atmosphere.

Time

Methane, a gas produced via many different means (including human flatulence) has been linked by several researchers to the increased degradation of the ozone layer, and as such has been the subject of a lot of speculation as to ways to reduce it.

MNN

While there are increasingly strict restrictions placed on machinery and industrial processes that produce methane, one of the biggest contributors to the amount of it being released (and one that scientists are still heavily debating with world governments to this day) is the livestock that we eat.

Huffington Post

In particular, cows produce quite a bit of methane, and as our population swells, the amount of beef consumed worldwide is now being investigated as possibly one of the biggest dangers to the overall health of our world's climate.

HowStuffWorks

However, researchers have begun to discover that there might be another, more surprising contributor to the methane problem: shellfish, especially oysters.

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