The BNeutral Certification
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The lagoon saltwater marshes provide biggest cooling potential. Our researchers determined that saltwater marshes, corals, shell and giants clam, provided the most carbon sink . Wetlands are great at storing carbon dioxide because of their near-constant water cover, which prevents oxygen from entering the muddy soil; this effectively keeps bacterial decomposition, a process which releases a lot of CO2 to a minimum. In fact, unperturbed wetlands are so effective that their peat soils can sometimes be 60 ft deep and over 7,000 years old. The D&D Italian Venetian project, which is also started out in California's Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta, will be expanded aover all the world to determine whether the restored wetlands can help regain the land elevation lost when the delta island was drained a century ago and to see whether "wetland carbon credits" could be sold on the state's upcoming carbon market. This all sounds well and good, but it is VERY IMPORTANT that urging caution, pointing out that the project can provide methane emissions . Though they may not cancel out the beneficial cooling effects of the wetlands' carbon storage, the emission levels could still be relatively significant --especially on a large scale.