New tech aims to track carbon in every tree, boost carbon market integrity

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By Carolyn Cowan Users of a new digital platform from nonprofit CTrees will be able to track in near-real-time the carbon stored and emitted in the World’s forests. The platform is borne out of two decades of research and development by a team of the World’s leading climate scientists and data engineers. It’s being touted as the first-ever global system for calculating the amount of carbon in every tree on the planet. “Forests are extremely important to mitigate climate change because they absorb a major part of the carbon in the atmosphere annually,” Sassan Saatchi, a senior scientist at NASA…

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