carbon sink


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carbon sink

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carbon well

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(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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Forests are nature's own carbon sink and if protected and managed well, can increase the resilience of rural landscapes.
Lee Cheng-hsien , deputy director of Hulien Forest District Office, said the forest park has an area of 1,250 hectares, which is the equivalent of 48 times of the Daan Forest Park, and is therefore a huge carbon sink.
Wetlands are the link between land and water, and play a number of roles in the environment, principally water purification, flood control, carbon sink and shoreline stability.
A carbon sink is an area, either artificial or natural, that absorbs greenhouse gases, particularly methane and carbon dioxide, or CO2.
Study author Dr Trevor Keenan, from the US Department of Energy's Berkeley National Laboratory, said: "This highlights the need to identify and protect ecosystems where the carbon sink is growing rapidly.
The researchers found that yearly variations in the carbon sink strongly correlated with variations in plant respiration.
We need a strong climate plan that will cut carbon emissions, promote renewable energy, provide promised finance and protect powerful carbon sink ecosystems like forests and the oceans.
We've found a carbon sink in the most unlikely place," says Yan Li, an ecologist at the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Urumqi.
said the carbon sink project is a critical component in order for the firm to succeed.
If carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere continue rising, more vegetation would be needed to maintain the size of the carbon sink Shevliakova and her colleagues reported.
The green belt in England helps to preserve the natural environment and provides a haven for wildlife and a carbon sink.
In addition, it will take decades for newly planted trees to mature, replace the felled trees, and once again act as a carbon sink.