Department of the Interior to Study CO2 Storage in U.S. Lands

December 14, 2010 (Wyoming Business Report) The Department of the Interior has announced a new methodology to assess the potential to store carbon in U.S. wetlands, forests and rangelands ecosystems - and thus reducing emissions of greenhouse gases to the atmosphere.  The system will help find ways to mitigate the impacts of climate change, DOI explained.
 
“This new research by scientists from Interior’s U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is a cutting-edge development that will inform land management policies and planning for the long-term storage of carbon to help lessen the impacts of climate change,” said Deputy Secretary of the Interior David J. Hayes.


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