Carbon Sink Current Affairs, GK & News

Amazon Rainforest emits more CO2 than it absorbs

As per a study published in science journal, Nature, parts of Amazon rainforest are emitting more carbon dioxide than they absorb. Highlights Study was conducted by making 600 flights over four areas of Amazon. It was led by researchers from Brazil National Institute for Space Research to collect data on amount of carbon dioxide present ..

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Miyawaki Method of Afforestation

The Mansa unit of Punjab state Police is developing Miyawaki forests. Also, the Bengaluru Hennagara Lake is to get a new life with Miyawaki Forests. Miyawaki forest is a method of afforestation developed in Japan. It involves the planting of saplings in a small area resulting in formation of dense forests in relatively short time ..

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Peatland Degradation

The United Nations recently released a report on the peatland systems and the danger of carbon emission due to their degradation. Peatlands Peatland systems are formed when partially degraded plant material accumulate in water-logged conditions over thousands of years. Peatlands constitute 3% of the earth’s surface but store about 30% of the soil carbon in ..

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What is Greenco Rating System followed in India?

On March 19, 2020, the Ministry of Railways presented the details of Greenco System in the country in Lok Sabha. As on 2018, 42 Railway Production units have implemented Greenco Rating. What is GreenCo? The assessment of major workshops and production units in various industries based on their ecological sustainability. The assessment helps the comapnies ..

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Tropical Forests’ Diminishing Capacity to Absorb Carbon

A study recently published in the journal Nature reported that the capacity of the tropical forests to absorb carbon is diminishing. The Study’s Findings The study published in the journal Nature reported that the capacity of the tropical forests to act as carbon sink has been diminishing over the years. The forests are becoming ‘carbon ..

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