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Google’s “green” goats

Tech giant Google has ditched its lawnmowers and rented a herd of 200 goats to keep vegetation under control. The goats are owned by the startup company, California Grazing. The goats are used in peripheral areas of Google to cut the risk of wildfires.

The official Google blog spread the news today about the goats, with the statement that they’re not “kidding.” :-) Google employs the “self-propelled weedeaters” to cut carbon emissions and fertilize the grass at the same time!

The “press” has not been bad, either! :-) Even PETA was positive!

I personally saw goats employed in roadside weed control along Interstate 680, when I drove the mind-numbing commute to Silicon Valley by way of the Sunol Grade. Google seems to have more “news clout” than the highway department, however. :-)

At a time when a German study questions the environmental benefits of electric cars in Germany (so much depends upon how the electricity is GENERATED, and how “green” your “grid” is), it is great to see positive press about the goats!

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