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Baseline and Projected Future Carbon Storage and Greenhouse-Gas Fluxes in Ecosystems of the Eastern United States

Categories: Climate Change,Environment,Geology/Mining,Headlines,Science/Technology

http://pubs.usgs.gov/pp/1804/pdf/pp1804.pdf

Reports that forests, wetlands, and farms in the eastern U.S. naturally store 300 million tons of carbon per year or 15% of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions each year.  Completes the national biological carbon assessment for ecosystems in the lower 48 states—a national inventory of the capacity of land and aquatic ecosystems to store or sequester carbon.  From the Geological Survey