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Even before the Jan. 12, 2010 earthquake Haiti's environment teetered on the brink of disaster. Brent and Craig Renaud traveled to report country's deforestation problems just weeks before the deadly earthquake.
Hank brings us to the next level of ecological study with ecosystem ecology, which looks at how energy, nutrients, and materials are getting shuffled around within an ecosystem (a collection of living and nonliving things interacting in a specific place), and which basically comes down to who is eating who.
NPP is Net Primary Production. It is basically how much net carbon is stored by the biosphere. It has been found that not all the fossil fuel carbon goes into the air, and that the ocean can take only half the remainder, so half has been going into the biosphere/soil system. However, this good fortune may not continue as the biosphere saturates and as mankind attacks the biosphere by deforestation and burning.