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Latest Carbon sink Stories

Greenhouse Gasses Hit Record High
2012-11-20 12:15:43

According to a new report by the UN's World Meteorological Organization (WMO), greenhouse gas levels reached new highs in 2011.

2012-11-12 11:06:46

Fertilizing one's lawn is considered a necessary practice, as is with most agricultural crops.

Global Warming Could Prevent Next Ice Age
2012-11-09 10:30:13

We hear reports every day about the dangers and evils of carbon emissions, but could there be a good side?

2012-11-01 10:24:38

Halving the amount of nitrogen fertilizer used in certain areas of China would substantially decrease greenhouse gas emissions without affecting crop productivity and the area's natural carbon sink.

2012-10-03 10:02:15

Plants’ ability to absorb increased levels of carbon dioxide in the air may have been overestimated.

2012-08-31 12:09:43

In a surprising finding, North Carolina State University researchers have shown that certain underground organisms thought to promote chemical interactions that make the soil a carbon sink actually play a more complex, dual role when atmospheric carbon levels rise.

2012-08-08 22:22:25

Washington State University researchers have documented an underappreciated suite of players in global warming: dams, the water reservoirs behind them, and surges of greenhouse gases as water levels go up and down.

Two New Views Of Carbon Sinks
2012-08-02 05:35:15

In the last 50 years, man has quadrupled his CO2 output, primarily through the burning of fossil fuels. That is a startling and sobering concept. So far, though, Mother Nature seems to be keeping pace.

As Area Burned By Wildfire Increases Washington's Forests Will Lose Stored Carbon
2012-07-26 10:33:45

Even small increases in area burned could have significant impacts on carbon storage

Removing Carbon Dioxide From Air Important In Warmer World
2012-07-25 14:13:10

Although their development and implementation can be costly, techniques to remove and store carbon dioxide from the atmosphere may become increasingly important as the planet potentially shifts into permanently warmer state, according to a paper about to be published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.


Word of the Day
honeyguide
  • Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.
Honeyguide birds have even been known to eat candles.