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How forests play a vital role in the carbon cycle

Carbon is an abundant element that is necessary for life on Earth. Carbon atoms can be found in not only plants and animals but in rocks, soil, water, and even the air we breathe. But an overabundance of carbon, in the form of carbon dioxide, is deadly.

Bhutan is not just carbon neutral, it's carbon negative

Bhutan is a tiny kingdom nestled deep within the Himalayas between two very powerful countries. But the little country of 705,000 people looms large in the eyes of environmentalists because it is not merely carbon neutral but is also a carbon sink.

Carbon-sink Forests Affecting Farms

The passing of legislation by the Government last year to provide tax concessions to spur the planting of carbon-sink forests has created disquiet in many farming communities.

Paper Says Charcoal Limited as Carbon Sink

Fire-derived charcoal is thought to be an important carbon sink. However, a SLU paper in Science shows that charcoal promotes soil microbes and causes a large loss of soil carbon.
 

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The Tashichho Dzong in Thimphu is the seat of the Bhutanese government since 1952.
The Tashichho Dzong in Thimphu is the seat of the Bhutanese government since 1952.
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