Latest Carbon sink Stories
Officials with the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) said Wednesday that its Conservation Reserve Program (CRP), which compensates landowners to idle their farmland, could become one of the nationâ€™s biggest carbon sequestration program on private land.
The Amazon is surprisingly sensitive to drought, according to new research conducted throughout the world's largest tropical forest.
A top Australian scientist said Thursday that the nationâ€™s bushfires, which have devastated Victoria state, have released millions of tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.
Researchers have great expectations for the soon-to-launch NASA satellite that will provide an unprecedented map of carbon dioxide emissions on Earth.
As the concentration of heat-trapping carbon dioxide in Earth's atmosphere continues to rise, so also does public awareness, as well as efforts to find solutions to this global problem. Increasing concentrations of this potent greenhouse gas threaten to alter Earth's climate in ways that will have profound impacts on the welfare and productivity of society and Earth's ecosystems.
Trees absorb nearly one-fifth of humanity's climate-change emissions, a 40-year British university study finds. The University of Leeds study is being hailed by environmentalists as the most compelling evidence yet supporting an end to the logging or burning of trees in forested areas. Previous studies on the value of the rainforests had concentrated on South America and Asia.
Researchers found that tropical forests are absorbing nearly a fifth of the CO2 released by burning fossil fuels, taking 4.8 billion tons of CO2 emissions from the atmosphere each year.
In the Southern Indian Ocean, climate change is leading to stronger winds, which mix waters, bringing CO2 up from the ocean depths to the surface.
More than 200 scientists from around the world have attended the weeklong POLinSAR 2009 workshop hosted at ESRIN, ESAâ€™s Earth Observation centre in Frascati, Italy.
Making bales with 30 percent of global crop residues â€“ the stalks and such left after harvesting â€“ and then sinking the bales into the deep ocean could reduce the build up of global carbon dioxide in the atmosphere by up to 15 percent a year, according to just published calculations.
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