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Study: Irrigation, Suburbs Adding to Global Warming

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Study: Irrigation, Suburbs Adding to Global Warming

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Study: Irrigation, Suburbs Adding to Global Warming

Study: Irrigation, Suburbs Adding to Global Warming

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Scientists writing in this week's edition of the journal Nature suspect irrigation for farms and expanding suburbs may be adding to the production of carbon dioxide and contributing to global warming. NPR's John Nielsen reports.

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