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Six feet under: Deep soil can hold much of the Earth's carbon


November 26, 2018

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A Washington State University researcher has found that one-fourth of the carbon held by soil is bound to minerals as far as 6 feet below the surface. The discovery opens a new possibility for dealing with the element as it continues to warm the Earth's atmosphere. One hitch: Most of that carbon is concentrated deep beneath the world's wet forests, and they won't sequester as much as global temperatures continue to rise. Full Story

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