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Carbon Sequestration and Sonoran Desert Cacti

Cacti transform significant amounts of the carbon in CO2 into the mineral calcium carbonate when they die rather than returning it to the atmosphere as a gas product of decay in the short term.   Because cacti transfer carbon from the earths biological cycle to its geological cycle through the formation of a mineral, this form of sequestration Is a natural long-term terrestrial equivalent to oceanic sequestration of carbon by corals and shellfish.    As a result, presently, only desert plants and ocean animals are known to be naturally capable of sequestering carbon for millions of years.  

AZGS joins Carbon Utilization and Storage Partnership (CUSP)
AZGS joins the Carbon Utilization and Storage Partnership (CUSP) to characterize, catalog, analyze and rank carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) options for Arizona.
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