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Grasslands more reliable carbon sink than trees


July 9, 2018

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A study from the University of California, Davis, found that increased drought and wildfire risk make grasslands and rangelands a more reliable carbon sink than trees in 21st century California. As such, the study indicates they should be given opportunities in the state's cap-and-and trade market, which is designed to reduce California's greenhouse gas emissions to 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030.  Full Story

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