Energy and Environment Reporting for Texas

In Photos: Carbon Sinks Across the World

What’s a carbon sink? It’s a process where the earth soaks up atmospheric carbon, which there is more and more of in the world. Those “sinks” take the form of forests and oceans, and a new study we reported on last week says that, contrary to previous research, the earth’s ability to soak up carbon has “increased roughly in line with rising emissions.” So herewith is a slideshow of some of those carbon sinks that are helping to eat up some of the carbon in the atmosphere.



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