Tagged: carbon storage

Oceans are better at storing carbon than trees. In a warmer future, ocean carbon sinks could help stabilise our planet - The Changing Climate

Guest Author Feb 17, 2022

Rupert Sutherland, Te Herenga Waka — Victoria University of Wellington and Laia Alegret, Universidad de Zaragoza We think of trees and soil as carbon sinks, but the world’s oceans hold far larger carbon stocks and are more effective at storing carbon permanently. In new research published today, we investigate the long-term rate of permanent carbon removal by seashells of … Read More

How different crops or trees help strip carbon dioxide from the air - Climate: Explained

Guest Author Sep 17, 2019

Climate Explained is a collaboration between The Conversation, Stuff and the New Zealand Science Media Centre to answer your questions about climate change. If you have a question you’d like an expert to answer, please send it to climate.change@stuff.co.nz Would it be helpful to undertake a nationwide and coordinated mass planting of trees and plants that are … Read More

Why your backyard lawn doesn’t help reduce carbon dioxide in the atmosphere - Climate: Explained

Guest Author Sep 04, 2019

Climate Explained is a collaboration between The Conversation, Stuff and the New Zealand Science Media Centre to answer your questions about climate change. If you have a question you’d like an expert to answer, please send it to climate.change@stuff.co.nz I read somewhere that 1,000 square metres of grass absorbs the same amount of carbon dioxide that one … Read More