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2009-12-06 06:50:00

Though you may not hear much about them in talks of the effect they have on global warming, Asian rice farmers actually have a vital role in helping the world reduce the output of greenhouse gases. When it comes to the fight against global warming, the world has mainly focused on the burning of fossil fuels and the logging of rainforests. However, water-logged rice paddies also put out a great deal of methane, which is known to cause global warming. "If you step through a rice field, there is...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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