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A Californian forestry company has been rewarded with carbon credits for preserving a forest. The 4000 acres of coastal habitat south east of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina has been given […]

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By Taryn Nixon

A Californian forestry company has been rewarded with carbon credits for preserving a forest.

The 4000 acres of coastal habitat south east of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina has been given the carbon credits as part of a Government scheme.

More than 162,000 carbon credits have been awarded to the company. One carbon credit is equal to one tonne of carbon dioxide removed from the atmosphere.

It’s a partnership between carbon offset developer Green Assets and Brookgreen Gardens, who own the land and is the first one to receive the credits.

The California Air Resources Board is a compliance offset programme for U.S forests. The scheme issues offset credits to projects that meet emission reductions or improve efforts to reduce emissions.