Calif. unveils plan to use land to capture carbon

It includes 81 targets for so-called nature-based solutions.
An overview of the Wallis Annenberg Wildlife Crossing, which will eventually be built over the 101 freeway, Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022, in Agoura Hills, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez,File)

California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) announced a plan Monday to use the equivalent of more than half the state’s land to capture carbon and help meet the state’s goal of achieving carbon neutrality by 2045.

The plan includes 81 targets for so-called nature-based solutions, which use the land and other natural phenomena to remove and store carbon from the atmosphere.

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