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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HUMAN influences and global climate change have put the Amazon rainforest that has survived over millions of years and even through ice ages at risk of large-scale dieback-with major worldwide consequences for its capability as a global carbon dioxide sink.
"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.
ADM begins work on carbon dioxide sink: Archer Daniels Midland has begun an $84 million federally sponsored project to inject greenhouse gases from its corn mill deep into the ground, saying the process could provide a solution to global warming.
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.
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