CARBON SINK: How efficient can these sinks be, knowing that humans cause most CO2 emissions? "Carbon sinks are natural systems that suck up and store carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.  The main natural carbon sinks are plants, the ocean and soil."

What is a Carbon Sink?

DEFINITION 3 Carbon Sink: "are natural systems that suck up and store carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. The main natural carbon sinks are plants, the ocean and soil. Plants grab carbon dioxide from the atmosphere to use in photosynthesis"

Humans accidentally created hidden carbon sink in the desert

The salty aquifers beneath deserts may be storing more carbon than all living plants put together, according to new data from arid regions of China

Chris Drury Carbon Sink (detail)

Chris Drury's "Carbon Sink" Art Installation Strikes Nerve of Wyoming Coal Industry

Carbon Sink: What Goes Around Comes Around.  Installation at the University of Wyoming by British artist Chris Drury. The sculpture, a 36-foot spiral of logs morphing into charred coal, is constructed from trees that have died from skyrocketing beetle infestations across the western United States.

Carbon Sink by British artist Chris Drury. The sculpture, a spiral of logs morphing into charred coal, is constructed from trees that have died from skyrocketing beetle infestations across the western United States.

Sunset over the port of Kisangani which means the City on the Island and lies 2000km from the mouth of the Congo River where it meets the Tshopo and Lindi rivers. The thick tropical Congo forests of this region have been identified as an important world resource second only to the Amazon as a carbon sink against climate change. (Photo by Arne Doornebal)  #photooftheday #trvl #congo #africa

Sunset over the port of Kisangani which means the City on the Island and lies 2000km from the mouth of the Congo River where it meets the Tshopo and Lindi rivers. The thick tropical Congo forests of this region have been identified as an important world resource second only to the Amazon as a carbon sink against climate change. (Photo by Arne Doornebal) #photooftheday #trvl #congo #africa

Carbon is both the foundation of all life on Earth and the source of the majority of energy consumed by human civilization. Swamp ecosystems like this one in Norway are a carbon sink that take carbon out of the atmosphere. Photo: Pixabay/Public Domain

Carbon is both the foundation of all life on Earth and the source of the majority of energy consumed by human civilization. Swamp ecosystems like this one in Norway are a carbon sink that take carbon out of the atmosphere. Photo: Pixabay/Public Domain

Carbon bath and sink by Splinter Works

Carbon bath and sink by Splinter Works

Pine Beetles Turn Forests From Carbon Sinks to Sources

Pine Beetles Turn Forests From Carbon Sinks to Sources

Organic farming can reverse the agriculture ecosystem from a carbon source to a carbon sink | EurekAlert! Science News - http://www.hawaiiecoliving.com/organic-farming-can-reverse-the-agriculture-ecosystem-from-a-carbon-source-to-a-carbon-sink-eurekalert-science-news/

Organic Farming Can Turn Agriculture Ecosystem Into Carbon Sinks

The rainforests are the lungs of the earth. Trees provide a carbon sink for 20% of the world's carbon. With increased deforestation, CO2 levels increase. redd-monitor.org

Ancient forests are disappearing before our eyes. Not only does forest loss eliminate wildlife habitat and harm biodiversity, it also releases tons of greenhouse gases that contribute to climate change. Help us protect forests and the climate.

Just add compost: How to turn your grassland ranch into a carbon sink

Just add compost: How to turn your grassland ranch into a carbon sink

Can open fields capture atmospheric carbon and stash it away in the soil?

"While the Arctic Ocean Is Largely a Carbon Sink, Parts Are Also a Source of Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide...A few Arctic regions where waters were warmest were actually less able to store carbon. Instead, these regions -- such as the Barents Sea, near Greenland -- were a carbon source, emitting carbon dioxide to the atmosphere..."

While the Arctic Ocean is largely a carbon sink, parts are also a source of atmospheric carbon dioxide

"While the Arctic Ocean Is Largely a Carbon Sink, Parts Are Also a Source of Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide...A few Arctic regions where waters were warmest were actually less able to store carbon. Instead, these regions -- such as the Barents Sea, near Greenland -- were a carbon source, emitting carbon dioxide to the atmosphere..."

Arctic tundra stores carbon during the summer and releases some of it during the winter. But a new study shows that carbon released during the winter now outweighs the summertime gains, resulting i…

A new study shows that carbon released during the winter now outweighs the summertime gains resulting in a net loss of carbon to the atmosphere suggesting the northern tundra may be shifting from its historical role as a carbon sink to a carbon source.

Just add compost: How to turn your grassland ranch into a carbon sink | Grist

Just add compost: How to turn your grassland ranch into a carbon sink

Just add compost: How to turn your grassland ranch into a carbon sink | Grist

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