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While waiting for the bus, Fuzzy reads her geographic magazine.

On the Amazon flood plain scientists have discovered the most productive plant in the world. Echinochloa Polystachya produces 100 tonnes of dry matter per hectare. It's in danger of being destroyed by poor farmers who slash and burn the forest to make pastures that only last one or two years.

Fuzzy's bus comes two minutes early. She thinks so hard about the plant, she nearly misses the bus. She thinks the plant might be good working against the greenhouse effect until she reads that its net removal of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere is only 5%. 

 

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