Carbon sinks absorb more carbon than they release, while carbon sources release more carbon than they absorb.
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Climatology, Conservation, Earth Science
With their abundance of plants, forests (like the Tongass National Forest in the U.S. state of Alaska) often absorb more carbon than they release. They continually take carbon out of the atmosphere through the process of photosynthesis.
Photograph by Bruce Dale
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December 14, 2022
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