News tagged with carbon sinks

Beavers have an impact on the climate

Growing beaver populations have created a large number of new habitats along rivers and ponds. Beaver dams raise the water level, enabling the dissolution of the organic carbon from the soil. From beaver ponds, carbon is ...

dateAug 29, 2018 in Environment
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Grasslands more reliable carbon sink than trees

Forests have long served as a critical carbon sink, consuming about a quarter of the carbon dioxide pollution produced by humans worldwide. But decades of fire suppression, warming temperatures and drought have increased ...

dateJul 09, 2018 in Environment
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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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