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’

‘Soil can store dirt-y gases if managed properly’

If soils are not managed properly, nitrous oxide emissions can offset greenhouse gas sink benefits

Could hydropower be swing in the wrong direction for carbon?

Hydroelectric dams in the Amazon could be increasing carbon emissions by allowing vines to outnumber trees. Researchers from the University of Stirling claim vines called lianas, which have been popularised as Tarzan’s favourite form of transport, are much better suited than trees to adapting to the ‘forest fragmentation’ caused by the supposedly clean form of […]

Wetlands ‘could prove crystal ball for climate change’

The changing condition and size of wetland areas could help researchers predict the rate of climate change. That’s according to a new study from groups including the University of Exeter, University of Sussex, University of Sheffield, University of Edinburgh and the Natural Environment Research Council Radiocarbon Facility. They say frozen ground in these areas, also […]