Contact: Gina Hebert
Marine Biological Laboratory
Caption: MBL senior scientist Jerry Melillo and his colleagues have found that carbon emissions from land-use change caused by the displacement of food crops and pastures by a global biofuels program may be twice as much as emissions from lands directly devoted to biofuels production.
Credit: Chris Neill, MBL
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