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Scientists Use Corn to Measure Carbon Dioxide

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Scientists Use Corn to Measure Carbon Dioxide

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Scientists Use Corn to Measure Carbon Dioxide

Scientists Use Corn to Measure Carbon Dioxide

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Researchers at the University of California, Irvine, have come up with a novel way to measure carbon dioxide levels produced by fossil fuels. They used corn, harvested from almost 70 locations around the country. Susan Trumbore, a professor of Earth system science at UCI, talks with Alex Chadwick.

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