New Research Calculates Capacity of North American Forests to Sequester Carbon

Researchers have calculated the capacity of North American forests to sequester carbon in a detailed analysis that for the first time integrates the effects of two key factors: the natural process of forest growth and regeneration, and climate changes that are likely to alter the growth process over the next 60 years.

The result is a compelling picture that’s of great value, because forests play a critical role in mitigating the effects of climatechange. Trees absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere as they grow, storing the carbon in their wood. read more >>