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How dry I am ...

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Thu Nov 16, 2017 2:27 pm

University of Wisconsin study finds carbon emissions increase when land is converted into crops for ethanol
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
A University of Wisconsin-Madison study shows that the shift of more than 7 million acres into cropland led to massive releases of carbon emissions into the atmosphere after a 2007 federal law mandated ethanol in gasoline.

The increased carbon emissions is equivalent to 20 million new cars driving down American roadways every year, according to the researchers' estimates in the study released Wednesday.

The findings show big changes in land use across the Midwest, including Wisconsin, and other parts of the United States between 2008 and 2012. That coincided with a change in federal law that required blending ethanol from crops like corn and soybeans into gasoline.

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Post by Gord » Fri Nov 17, 2017 8:46 am

Yeah, they didn't tell people not to convert forest, grassland, and wetland into farmland.
One key problem, he said, is that authorities are not enforcing existing requirements that prevent the conversion of non-farmland into fields of corn and soybeans.
Or maybe they did, and they just aren't enforcing it?
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Post by bobbo_the_Pragmatist » Fri Nov 17, 2017 9:16 am

"massive releases"?

.................give me the numbers. I'll conclude and use my own labels.
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