Integrated Crop Management News
 

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

7-24-2000

Abstract

Carbon sequestration is a topic worth exploring for its potential impact in Iowa and its benefits to Iowa producers, which include improving agricultural production, restoring environmental quality, and fostering long-term sustainability. It may even aid in reducing atmospheric levels of carbon dioxide (CO2). The levels of CO2 have increased significantly over the past century, and although doubt remains regarding the cause--human activity or a natural cyclical change in the environment--there is general agreement that concentrations of CO2 and other greenhouse gases (gases that trap radiant energy from the sun, thereby heating the earth) have risen as a result of human activity.

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Iowa State University

Language

en

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