Carbon cycle

The carbon cycle is the biogeochemical cycle focused on carbon and how it is sequestered in and moves between different reservoirs in the Earth system.

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News and Comment

  • News & Views |

    Some coastal marshes may have a hard time building soil elevation under future climate conditions, although this may reduce methane emissions, according to four years of field manipulation of warming and elevated CO2 in a coastal wetland.

    • Thomas L. O’Halloran
    •  & Georgia S. Seyfried
  • News & Views |

    Widespread injection of deep water from the Barents Sea into the Nansen Basin makes a substantial contribution to carbon sequestration in the Arctic Ocean, and feeds the deep sea community.

    • Manfredi Manizza
  • News & Views |

    The biological processes that control the release of carbon stored in land are dependent on water availability. A global analysis of temperature sensitivity reveals how hydrometeorological processes modulate the response of land carbon turnover to temperature.

    • Yuanyuan Huang
    •  & Yingping Wang
    Nature Geoscience 15, 960-961
  • Comments & Opinion |

    Julie Zimmerman takes a complete systems-thinking approach towards lowering consumption of non-renewable resources and the technological approaches to get there. As professor of chemical and environmental engineering, environment, and epidemiology at Yale University, she is taking green chemistry to new levels.

    • Lisa Palmer