19 Apr '11, 4am

Sugarcane Can Cool the Earth in More Ways Than One: Photo: Sweeter Alternative / cc In Braz... th.bp #green #USRC

In Brazil, products made from sugarcane are ubiquitous. From the nation's favorite liquor, cachaça, to the clean-burning biofuels that power cars and buses, sugarcane has proven to be a particularly diverse natural resource -- but as it turns out, the crop could do wonders for the planet's health, too. According to the latest research, sugarcane crops serve as heat shields, reflecting the sun's warmth back into space while emitting water vapor in the process, effectively cooling the surrounding area where it's planted. Sweet, right?

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/04/sugarcane-can-coo...

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