A new study from the University of Minnesota found secondary tropical forests are able to sequester 11 times more carbon than old-growth forests. Researchers say this will help conservationists manage forest better.
Vines are becoming increasingly abundant in tropical forests as a result of climate change and severe seasonal drought and their rapid growth is harming trees and impacting carbon storage, a new study has revealed.
Researchers have been surveying bottom-dwellers in Antarctica for over two decades. After comparing high-resolution images, they found that an increasing amount of marine organisms are produced annually and they are storing surprisingly high amounts of carbon.
While the Southern Ocean was thought to have a weakening role in carbon uptake from the early 1990s to the early 2000s, that has changed, according to a new study.
The first digital map of the sea floor has been created by researchers led by the University of Sydney. It combines data collected from more than 15,000 seafloor samples, over 50 years.
Are the world's deserts holding more carbon than all the plants in the world?
Savannahs, though they are not jam-packed with carbon-absorbing trees, nonetheless help to slow down climate change, according to a new study.
Fjords, such as those in Norway, don't just make for beautiful landscapes but also act as major carbon sinks that likely play an important role in regulating the planet's climate, a new study says.
It is well known that tropical deforestation is just as costly as carbon pollution when it comes to greenhouse gas emissions. But while research has mostly focused on forests that have been completely mowed down, scientists are now saying that partially logged forests play just as crucial a role, and may emit more carbon than previously thought.
The European Space Agency (ESA) is working hard to help scientists better understand and manage the Earth's plant life. On Tuesday, the agency moved to introduce the world to FLEX, a novel approach that could help experts assess the health of vegetation across the globe by measuring their photosynthetic activity from space.