If this process occurs elsewhere, desert aquifers may rank among the top three largest active carbon sinks
on land, Li says.
The development objective of the San Nicolas Carbon Sink
and Arboreal Species Recovery Project is to pioneer carbon sinks
in Colombia, through reforestation and agroforestry , on about 2,500 ha of abandoned pastures and through avoided deforestation and induced regeneration in about 7,300 ha of remaining forest stands in the valley of San Nicolas.
In Uganda, 8000 people have been relocated to conserve carbon sinks
, in the form of forests.
are natural systems that drain and store CO2 from the atmosphere, with vegetation providing many of the key sinks that help chemically balance the world - such as the Amazon rainforest and the vast, circumpolar Boreal forest.
People always say we know carbon sinks
are important for the climate," Shevliakova said.
Blue Carbon coastal ecosystems include mangrove forests, seagrass meadows and saltwater marshlands, which serve as carbon sinks
Because of the threat presented to the global climate by carbon emissions, natural carbon sinks
such as mangrove forests, which suck up carbon from the atmosphere and put it back into the ground, are invaluable for the planet.
They wanted to simulate what would happen to the carbon sinks
on the land and the ocean for each model as the world gets warmer.
seagrass meadows, mangroves and salt marshes, shows they have a much greater capacity to progressively trap carbon than land carbon sinks
When the phytoplankton die, the trapped carbon sinks
to the deep ocean.
Trees are excellent carbon sinks
that absorb carbon dioxide that warms up the globe.
The reports are titled 'Blue Carbon' and 'The Management of Natural Coastal Carbon Sinks