Grasslands more reliable carbon sink than trees: In wildfire-prone California, grasslands a less vulnerable carbon offset than forestswww.sciencedaily.com
A study has found that increased drought and wildfire risk make grasslands and rangelands a more reliable carbon sink than trees in 21st century California. As such, the study indicates they should be given opportunities in the state's cap-and-and trade market, which is designed to reduce California's greenhouse gas emissions to 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030.
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