Greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide and hydrofluorocarbons are increasingly blamed as one of the primary causes of global warming. Investing in carbon offsetting, also known as carbon credits, is one way for businesses and consumers to help decrease these greenhouse gas emissions. At its most basic, a carbon “offset” is an emissions reduction credit from another organization’s project. By paying a third party to reduce emissions elsewhere, the purchaser of carbon ...

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