Gallery: Planting Sugar Cane Can Lower Local Temperature by Almost Two ...


Researchers from the Carnegie Institution’s Department of Global Ecology have found that planting sugarcane on land previously occupied by other crops will cool the local area. It was found that the plant mimics the ability of natural vegetation to reflect sunlight back into the atmosphere and excrete cool water during the growing process. The study was executed in central Brazil where a lot of sugarcane has been planted for use as a biofuel, and it was found that fields of the sweet stuff had the ability to cool the local temperature by almost two degrees Fahrenheit.

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