The US could mitigate a fifth of its carbon emissions through wildlands

by The Nature Conservancy

When it comes to the impact and potential of land management on global warming, everything really is bigger in Texas. Unless you’re talking about agricultural lands—then everything is bigger in Iowa. Or if you’re talking about the impact of urban trees, that’s biggest in Florida—though it’s also pretty big in Texas.

Across the United States, in fact, land management can have a really big effect on the climate. A new study examines the country’s potential to implement natural solutions—such as growing taller trees, improving soil health, protecting grasslands and restoring coastal wetlands—to increase carbon storage and reduce greenhouse gas pollution. Essentially, turbo-charging nature to address global warming, while also providing natural benefits for people, water and wildlife.

Read more: https://www.nature.org/en-us/what-we-do/our-insights/perspectives/a-natural-path-for-u-s-climate-action/?src=social.nature.facebook.main&utm_campaign=social.nature&utm_content=1542223860&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&fbclid=IwAR2TkO6WSUfuVpG0amlBFeyAcH6NpdTGFAfA4-eSLv3ouVDmqMSqOcwN61c

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