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Food-based biofuels can spur climate change: study

Date : 7th February 2008, Source : Reuters



WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Alternative fuels made from corn, soybeans, sugarcane and palm trees can in some cases increase the amount of climate-warming carbon dioxide that goes into the atmosphere, U.S. researchers reported on Thursday. These so-called food-based biofuels can actually hurt the environment if they are produced on land that was formerly grassland, rainforest or savanna, the scientists said in the journal Science.

http://www.reuters.com/article/environmentNews/idUSN0716998820080207





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