A NASA-led research team has used a variety of NASA satellite data to create the most precise map ever produced depicting the amount and location of carbon stored in Earth's tropical forests. The data are expected to provide a baseline for ongoing carbon monitoring and research and serve as a useful resource for managing the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide.
Image via NASA Tropical forests store an enormous amount of the world's carbon, and it's therefore pretty important that we don't chop them down (deforestation already accounts for 15-20% of the world's carbon emissions -- and that ... Read Post
Countries like Brazil are using data from NASA satellites to track and measure their forests in advance of a United Nations effort to reduce climate change by providing "carbon credits" for protected land. The concept is known as RE... Read Post