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Negative emissions: News links for February 2019


Natural sources and sinks: The science of sequestration


ABC News [Australia]   The fight to save the 'armpits of the coast' to store carbon

Australia’s Science Channel   Farmers start field trial for carbon capture with fungi

BBC News   America colonisation ‘cooled Earth's climate’

Carbon Brief   Climate change’s impact on soil moisture could push land past ‘tipping point’

Climate Home News   World’s three biggest rainforests face year of precarious politics

Eco-Business   Despite scaling down targets and tripling funds, Indonesia still short of reforestation goal

Eco-Business   In addressing climate change, rice production needs more attention and urgent action

Ecosystem Marketplace   Forests, Farms, and the Global Carbon Sink: It’s Happening

Ecosystem Marketplace   Tropical Countries Far Short Of Meeting Deforestation Targets

Guardian   He’s been president a week – and already Bolsonaro is damaging Brazil

Independent   Climate change: Planet-warming power of cattle urine can be avoided by restoring farmland, study finds

Inside Climate News   Global Commission Calls for a Food Revolution to Solve World’s Climate & Nutrition Problems

Mongabay   COP24: Green groups warn of pitfalls in ‘forests for climate’ deal

Mongabay   From sink to source: Droughts are changing the Amazon rainforest

Mongabay   In West Papua, a development plan that doesn’t require clearing forest

Mongabay   Policymakers are not adequately factoring land use and human diets into climate mitigation strategies: Study

Mongabay   The case for forests’ prominent role in holding off climate change

Times [Ireland]   Forestries are hailed as ripe for years of rapid growth

Academic articles about natural sources and sinks

Anthropocene   We may be overestimating the carbon cleanup power of trees

EOS   The Fate of Root Carbon in Soil: Data and Model Gaps

IOP Science   Climate change would lead to a sharp acceleration of Central African forests dynamics by the end of the century

Nature   Disproportionately strong climate forcing from extratropical explosive volcanic eruptions

Nature   How much can forests fight climate change?

Nature   Large influence of soil moisture on long-term terrestrial carbon uptake

Nature   The persistence of carbon in the African forest understory

Science   Photochemical degradation affects the light absorption of water-soluble brown carbon in the South Asian outflow

Science Magazine   Leafcutter ant ‘compost piles’ produce potent greenhouse gases

Wiley   The Physics and Ecology of Mining Carbon Dioxide from the Atmosphere by Ecosystems

Wiley   Tree rings provide no evidence of a CO₂ fertilization effect in old‐growth subalpine forests of western Canada

Wiley/Global Change Biology   Arctic browning: Impacts of extreme climatic events on heathland ecosystem CO2fluxes

Wiley/Global Change Biology   Nitrous oxide emissions from inland waters: Are IPCC estimates too high?

Wiley/Global Change Biology   Soil aggregates as biogeochemical reactors and implications for soil–atmosphere exchange of greenhouse gases—A concept

World Resources Institute   Land Matters: How Securing Community Land Rights Can Slow Climate Change and Accelerate the Sustainable Development Goals

Photo Attributions

Negative emissions: Photo by: USDA NRCS South Dakota

Natural Sources and SinksPhoto by: Daniela 

Negative emissions technologiesPhoto by: Tengrrl 

Geo-engineeringPhoto by: Beth Scupham

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