forest-carbonTo keep an eye on our finances we track of where our money is coming from and where it goes. The United States government wants to do the same thing for greenhouse gas emissions, sources and the sinks. Last week the United States Geological Survey released the first study detailing how much carbon is annually absorbed and stored in Western ecosystems, and where it ends up. Scientists hope the report will help land managers and policy makers turn down the dial on global warming. (Read the report.)

 

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