Saturday, October 11, 2008

Bamboo and Pandas

Many people are concerned about all the bamboo being harvested for green products when pandas do not have enough food to eat. There are a thousand different species of bamboo and the pandas eat a different species of bamboo, with short, thin stems and low-hanging leaves that the Pandas can easily reach. The bamboo that's being harvested for green products is commercially grown in various places, but not in areas where the pandas' natural habitat occurs.

Here's some information about bamboo and its green uses.

Even cooler is new science which has cloned a bamboo that can save the planet. Bamboo sequesters carbon dioxide at far higher rates than an equivalent stand of trees and releases up to three times the amount of oxygen. More here.

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