News tagged with carbon sink

Counting the carbon cost of forest destruction

The world is losing its trees, but at what cost? Better estimates of deforestation and degradation could shed light on the amount of CO2 emitted, refine climate models and help developing countries better manage their forests.

dateNov 16, 2017 in Environment
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The fingerprints of coastal carbon sinks

Did you know carbon comes in blue? Blue carbon refers to the carbon in oceans and coastal areas. These ecosystems are excellent carbon sinks - they can efficiently absorb and store carbon from the atmosphere.

dateNov 01, 2017 in Environment
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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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