Partially Logged Rainforests May Emit More Carbon than Thought
Partially Logged Rainforests May Emit More Carbon than Thought,
April 28, 2015,
By Jenna Iacurci,
Living trees, via photosynthesis, take in carbon dioxide (CO2) whereas dead and decaying ones release it. Understanding the balance is important in order for scientists to determine whether a large area of forest is a source of CO2, or a "sink" that helps to absorb the greenhouse gas from the atmosphere.