carbon sequestration

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carbon sequestration

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(Environmental Science) the prevention of greenhouse gas build-up in the earth's atmosphere by methods such as planting trees to absorb carbon dioxide or pumping carbon dioxide into underground reservoirs
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What it means is that we have carbon storage going on in these trenches that is higher than we thought before, and this really means that we have a carbon dioxide sink in the deep ocean that wasn't recognised before," said Glud.
CSIRO participated in an international research team that has presented evidence of a progressive weakening of the Southern Ocean's capacity to act as a carbon dioxide sink.
They found that underground water is the major carbon dioxide sink in these gas fields and has been for millions of years.
The senator explained that a 'low-carbon lifestyle' is the conscious effort by individuals and communities to change their daily routine and practices to reduce carbon dioxide emissions and to create carbon dioxide sinks.
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