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Can "New" Pasture Grass Stem Tide of Global Warming?

September 18, 2013

It's called "super grass," and switching to it may reduce levels of nitrous oxide.

According to The Guardian, "Nitrous oxide – largely from livestock production – makes up 38% of agriculture emissions, but this share could be substantially reduced, they say. "On a conservative estimate, we assume that at least half of the gases can be saved in livestock production in tropical environments," said Michael Peters, of the International Centre for Tropical Agriculture. "I think this is the best strategy you can have in agriculture to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions...

Brachiaria grasses originated in Africa, but have been most extensively used for grazing in Brazil, Colombia, Nicaragua and parts of Australia and south-east Asia."

 

 

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