carbon storage http://wyomingpublicradio.net en Northeastern Wyoming could be a carbon sink http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/northeastern-wyoming-could-be-carbon-sink <p>The U.S. Geological Survey has published a study examining the current and projected carbon storage in the Great Plains region, including Northeastern Wyoming.</p><p>Carbon dioxide is the most common greenhouse gas in Earth&rsquo;s atmosphere. The study found that the region to be a &ldquo;carbon sink,&rdquo; meaning the trees, grasses and soils absorb more carbon dioxide than the area emits into the atmosphere. For now. Jonathan Smith of the U-S-G-S says that could change if people are not careful.</p> Tue, 13 Dec 2011 15:01:49 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 16442 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Northeastern Wyoming could be a carbon sink