Carbon Dioxide (CO2) is a greenhouse gas and the major component of our carbon footprint. Terrestrial CO2 sequestration is a way of reducing our carbon footprint using the natural ability of plants to absorb CO2 from the atmosphere and store the carbon in roots, stems, trunks, leaves and soils. “”Out of the Air, into the Soil: Land practices that Reduce Atmospheric Carbon Levels”” gives examples from North and South America where effective landscape management is helping plants to absorb carbon as a first step toward reducing our carbon footprint.
This is the third in a series which explores technologies that allow us to use our natural resources sensibly without damaging our environment. This Prairie Public Classic documentary was first aired in 2008.