Experimental 'cow toilets' aim to cut e-moo-ssions

World / Offbeat Mar 30, 2019

Experimental 'cow toilets' aim to cut e-moo-ssions

A Dutch inventor is banking on a new bovine urinal to help cut emissions that cause environmental damage. Tests have started on a farm in the Netherlands on the device, which collects some of the 15 to 20 liters (4 to 5 gallons) of urine ...

National Apr 24, 2014

Fukushima completes culling of radioactive herd in hot zone

The Fukushima Prefectural Government has finished culling 1,692 abandoned cows in the 20-km radius hot zone around the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant, prefectural officials said Wednesday. About 3,500 cows owned by 315 livestock farmers were in the area before the March 2011 Great East ...

National Feb 20, 2014

Group to study DNA of cows near crippled Fukushima nuclear plant

A team of Japanese and U.S. scientists have launched a study to analyze the effects of radiation exposure on cows raised near the crippled Fukushima No.1 nuclear power plant. Researchers from Kitasato University and the University of South Carolina have begun analyzing the DNA of ...

Animal rescuers unite blind cows despite red tape

World / Offbeat Feb 16, 2014

Animal rescuers unite blind cows despite red tape

Two blind, aging cows were 650 km apart, distressed and facing a dark future. What happened next is a love story starring not cows but rescuers, who worked across international borders for nearly a month to bring the bovines together. It started when Sweety, an 8-year-old ...