Blue Carbon

Lauren Brown
June 21, 2018
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James Holmquist
Lauren Brown

Smithsonian ecologist James Holmquist explores a wetland in Humboldt Bay, California. Tidal wetlands across the continental U.S. can store an estimated 800 million tons of “blue carbon” in their soils, according to a new study Holmquist led.

(Credit: Lauren Brown)