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Thai Scientists Look for a Greener Rice Crop

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Thai Scientists Look for a Greener Rice Crop

Thai Scientists Look for a Greener Rice Crop

Thai Scientists Look for a Greener Rice Crop

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Rice fields are a major source of methane — one of the so-called greenhouse gases linked to global warming. But switching to other crops is unthinkable in Asia, where rice is the primary source of calories for many people. So scientists in Thailand are trying to find rice cultivation techniques that produce less methane.

Produced by Rebecca Davis.

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