Farmers to be charged for cattle emissions

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Estonian farmers are to become the first to cough up for their cattle's belching and flatulence.

The country's government has announced plans to charge a greenhouse gas tax for the methane and carbon dioxide produced by cows.

Each cow produces around 350 litres of methane and 1,500 litres of CO2 per day and cattle are responsible for around 25% of Estonia's methane emissions.

Sam Bond




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