‘England has enough free space to triple existing tree cover across the country’

That’s the suggestion from Friends of the Earth, which has analysed unpublished Forestry Commission data and found there is sufficient suitable land for an additional 3.2 million hectares of trees in addition to existing woodland

Around 750,000 seeds planted in UK’s biggest seagrass restoration scheme

The plant absorbs carbon 35 times quicker than rainforest but up to 92% of the UK’s seagrass has been destroyed in the last century

Scottish grouse moors ‘should be replaced by natural woodland’

A new report suggests the carefully managed landscapes should be rewilded to support biodiversity and store carbon

Glacial rivers ‘could absorb carbon dioxide faster than the Amazon rainforest’

New research suggests rather than all rivers being sources of carbon emissions, some can actually act as carbon sinks

Cornwall Council’s climate plan grows roots with £30m forest scheme

The local authority plans to plant thousands of new trees in a bid to tackle climate change

New National Nature Reserve in Cumbria to become active carbon sink

Bolton Fell and Walton Mosses will in time capture and store carbon to reduce the amount of greenhouse gases emitted into the atmosphere

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Australia commits to planting a billion new trees

The nation expects the scheme will help remove 18 million tonnes of greenhouse gases per year by 2030

Germany pledges €2m to support peatlands and cut emissions

Peatlands are said to store twice as much carbon as all the world’s forests

Could seagrass be the ultimate carbon sink?

A team of scientists led by researchers at the Åbo Akademi University in Finland seem to think so

Harrison Ford: Protecting natural world is key to tackling climate change

Speaking at the Global Climate Action Summit, the actor warned of a ‘looming climate catastrophe’