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News stories tagged with "greenhouse-gases"

Not just tailpipes and smokestacks

More than 100 world leaders are in New York today talking about climate change at the United Nations. A new report from the US Environmental Protection Agency says a big chunk of greenhouse gas emissions can be pinned on how we use land and resources. Tamara Keith reports.  Go to full article
Reseacher Steve Long is growing crops in the atmosphere of 2050.
Reseacher Steve Long is growing crops in the atmosphere of 2050.

Climate Change: Will CO2 help farms?

For years, researchers studying the effects of climate change on agriculture have focused on two big issues: the availability of water and the impact of increasing carbon dioxide levels in our atmosphere. Carbon dioxide released from our cars and factories is the number one cause of global warming. But scientists have long theorized that more of the gas in the atmosphere could actually help grow bigger plants. New research is challenging that assumption. David Sommerstein went to the breadbasket in Illinois to learn more.  Go to full article

A Greener Vermont

Governor Howard Dean has committed Vermont to reducing emission of greenhouse gases by 25 percent within a decade. Jody Tosti reports.  Go to full article

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