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Weathering rates for mined lands exponentially higher than unmined sites


September 24, 2018

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A new study found a dramatic increase in the chemical weathering rates of mined landscapes, which are melting away bedrock up to 45 times faster than unmined areas. The weathering has global consequences for the cycling of sulfur, a key nutrient for all life forms. Full Story

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Colorado State University

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