May 10, Kathmandu- For the first time from space, methane emissions from a farm in California have been discovered. Cows graze in that place. A long time ago, NASA reported that methane was emitted from the burp of cows. But this is the first time that gas has been emitted from a herd of animals.
Environmental data firm GHGSat has recently analyzed its own data from space. They discovered a source of methane from a farm in the agricultural Joaquin Valley near Bakersfield, California, in February.
According to GHGSat, this is surprising because agricultural methane emissions are so difficult to detect. According to GHGSat, as much methane has been discovered from one field, if it continues, it will emit 5,116 tons of methane a year. If this methane gas is stored, electricity can be provided to more than 15,000 homes.
Methane is a greenhouse gas and is considered to be the most dangerous gas for the Earth's environment. Domestic animals such as cows, sheep, and goats emit 90 million tons of methane. The release of methane gas is part of the digestive process of these animals. When these animals bark, methane gas is emitted.