carbon sink


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carbon sink

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carbon well

n
(Environmental Science) areas of vegetation, esp forests, and the phytoplankton-rich seas that absorb the carbon dioxide produced by the burning of fossil fuels
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In addition, it will take decades for newly planted trees to mature, replace the felled trees, and once again act as a carbon sink.
The health and biodiversity of the Foja Mountains region wilderness makes it a critical carbon sink for the planet, as well as providing vital ecosystem services to forest-dwelling peoples who depend on its resources.
This is a carbon sink that boosts biodiversity and also has the capacity to produce food.
The ESB and Bord na Mona should be providing permanent jobs, rather than ones that result in the destruction of the carbon sink in the bogs.
Today, they are not only the guardians of our heather moorland - the UK's single largest carbon sink - but can also boast a low carbon footprint for the top quality beef and lamb they produce.
A recent report from Greenpeace details the direct and indirect effects of agriculture on climate change and suggests how the sector can move from being a major greenhouse gas emitter to being a carbon sink.
The Welsh Assembly Government's Plant initiative plans to develop indigenous woodlands by creating a Welsh National Forest of native trees to act as a carbon sink, by marking the birth or adoption of every child in Wales in 2008.
The Boreal forest is the world's biggest carbon sink and it offers the best way to take carbon out of the atmosphere.
Sequestration, the fixation of atmospheric carbon dioxide in a carbon sink through biological or physical processes such as photosynthesis (9 MMTC[O.
the ''Treetanic Award,'' which is given to firms implementing ''the worst carbon sink project.
So it too was awarded the opportunity to obtain even more credits from carbon sink activities.