U.S.Environmental Protection Agency: Inventory of U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks: 1990–2012 ~ Agriculture Chapter

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U.S. EPA (Environmental Protection Agency)
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Scientific Publications
Publishing year:
2012

Agricultural activities contribute directly to emissions of greenhouse gases through a variety of processes. This chapter provides an assessment of non-carbon-dioxide emissions from the following source categories: enteric fermentation in domestic livestock, livestock manure management, rice cultivation, agricultural soil management, and field burning of agricultural residues (see Figure 6-1). Carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions and removals from agriculture-related land-use activities, such as liming of agricultural soils and conversion of grassland to cultivated land, are presented in the Land Use, Land-Use Change, and Forestry chapter. Carbon dioxide emissions from on farm energy use are accounted for in the Energy chapter

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