Farm crops interfering with CO2 cycles, scientists say: could regulations be next?

November 22, 2014 3:31 PM

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A new study suggests that modern farming made more productive by technology is having a huge impact on carbon dioxide cycles in the atmosphere — raising questions about whether policymakers will target farms as it seeks to get a hold on the global problem.

Two teams of researchers recently uncovered new details about the seasonal breathing cycle of terrestrial plants, which take in and then emit carbon dioxide every year, a “breathing” pattern which has only gotten deeper in the last half century, according to the Christian Science Monitor.

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