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CO2 Rocketing, Carbon Sinks Failing

Man’s activities are releasing carbon dioxide faster than ever, while the natural processes that normally slow its build up in the atmosphere appear to be weakening, suggests a new study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The report states that “together, these effects characterize a carbon cycle that is generating stronger-than-expected climate […]

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Carbon Sink Sunk

Results from a decade-long experiment into how much carbon dioxide (CO2) pine trees can soak up show that the trees need plentiful water and large scale fertilization to act as efficient carbon-sinks. Scientists from Duke University involved in the Free Air Carbon Enrichment (FACE) experiment told attendees at the Ecological Society of America conference that […]

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