Evolutionary shrines soak up carbon

Giant tree East GippslandOld growth forests store massive amounts of carbon but have been accused of just ‘stagnating’ and not actively absorbing any. Quite the opposite is true.

Old-growth forests continue to remove far more carbon than previously thought, making their protection a high priority in tackling global warming.

A new study found that a 400-year-old forest in southern China is soaking up carbon from the atmosphere faster than expected, ...

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