Latest Carbon sink Stories
In the latter half of the 20th century, the lush vegetation of Chinaâ€™s forests and grasslands was absorbing roughly one third of the country's greenhouse gas emissions - but now it appears that rate is declining rapidly.
The Earthâ€™s forests serve as crucial carbon sinks due to their ability to absorb greenhouse gases, but that ability is "at risk of being lost entirely", according to a new United Nations report.
Researchers said on Wednesday that water deep below ground has safely trapped carbon dioxide for millions of years and may one day help absorb emissions of the greenhouse gas to help slow climate change.
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.
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