carbon storage

Coastal wetlands at Parker River National Wildlife Refuge in Massachusetts. Photo: Kelly Fike/USFWS

Blue Carbon Explained

Caitlin Dempsey

Blue carbon is the carbon captured and stored by the world's oceanic and coastal ecosystems.

Diagram of the fast carbon cycle shows the movement of carbon between land, atmosphere, and oceans.(Diagram adapted from U.S. DOE, Biological and Environmental Research Information System.)

Understanding How Carbon Storage Can Help Meet Climate Goals

Mark Altaweel

The storage of carbon is a critical part of rebalancing the carbon cycle to ensure that climate change is less severe than many predict.

Tree-less mountains. a small boggy pond in the foreground leads up to small, round landforms that rise steeply for a few feet above the bog.

Mapping Natural Carbon Storage

Mark Altaweel

Scientists have created a map of the Earth where carbon needs to be stored to keep climate goals from Cop26 possible.

Diagram of the fast carbon cycle shows the movement of carbon between land, atmosphere, and oceans.(Diagram adapted from U.S. DOE, Biological and Environmental Research Information System.)

Where Does the Earth Store All Its Carbon?

Katarina Samurović

It is estimated that 1.845 billion billion metric tons of carbon are settled in mantle and crust, while only 43,500 billion tons can be found on the surface.

Storing Carbon in the Soil Through Regenerative Farming

Elizabeth Borneman

In partnership with scientists and researchers, farmers are coming up with different ways to keep soil from degrading and releasing more CO2 into the air.