News tagged with carbon sink

Where the greenhouse gases go

Almost half of the carbon dioxide that humans release into the environment is taken up by the world's oceans and the terrestrial biosphere. In this manner, greenhouse gases are partially extracted from the atmosphere, which ...

dateMar 22, 2017 in Earth Sciences Environment
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USGS assesses carbon potential of Alaska lands

In comparison to the lower 48 states, Alaskan forests, wetlands and permafrost contain larger stores of carbon, according to the first-of-its-kind assessment recently completed by the U.S. Geological Survey, the U.S. Forest ...

dateJun 01, 2016 in Environment
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US absorbed carbon dioxide despite drought

In the US, spring 2012 was the warmest on record. The subsequent summer was dryer and hotter than any summer since the 1930s, a period that became known in the history books as the 'Dust Bowl'. In 2012, drought and heat afflicted ...

dateApr 25, 2016 in Environment
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