Tag: carbon sink

Forests Capture Large Volumes Of Carbon Dioxide The redwood forests have long represented Continental America, dominating the northwest coastal region with some of the world’s tallest trees resiliently living up to 2,000 years. However, America’s famous forests are not as grand as they once were. According to data from the U.S. National Park Service, “96 […]

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forest conservation and global warming

Urban Forests A Shield Against Climate Change When we think of forest conservation and reforestation efforts, most people think of mountains and rainforests, but the trees in your city or town also can make a difference in many ways. In addition to the quality of life that they add visually, they can reduce energy use […]

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tiger conservation and habitat conservation

Deforestation Kills More Than Trees Stretching out from the equator on all Earth’s land surfaces is a wide belt of forests of amazing biodiversity and productivity. Tropical forests include dense rainforests, where rainfall is abundant year-round; seasonally moist forests, where rainfall is abundant, but seasonal; and drier, more open woodlands. Tropical forests of all varieties […]

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climate change and deforestation

Forests Are Powerful Carbon Sinks Have you hugged a tree today? When we stop to think about their importance to life, a big hug is in order. Some common and dangerous air pollutants found in cities can be absorbed by plants at far greater rates than ever suspected. The discovery has big implications for modeling […]

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