July 5, 2014 5:43 PM

California rice farmers could get pollution credit

A proposal to the California Air Resources Board, up for approval in September, would allow Sacramento Valley rice farmers to sell carbon emission offsets as part of the state’s effort to combat climate change. Rice farmers would flood their fields for shorter periods to reduce the decomposition process that emits methane – a potent greenhouse gas.

Related content

Suggested for you



Editor's Choice Videos