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Soil moisture drives year-to-year change in land carbon uptake

Earth's land ecosystems absorb a large portion of all the carbon dioxide emissions produced by human activities, helping to slow global warming. On average for a given year, plants and soil take up, or fix, about 30 percent ...

Coastal flooding enhances methane buildup in forests

Forests are typically thought of as carbon sinks, absorbing more greenhouse gases from the atmosphere than they release. Trees and plants suck in carbon dioxide during photosynthesis and release oxygen back into the air. ...

Warmer and wetter climates amplify carbon release

Terrestrial ecosystems help mitigate climate change by absorbing large amounts of carbon from the atmosphere. A new study now confirms that changing climate conditions could reduce this effect because in warmer and wetter ...

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