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Soil Care Network Newsletter

April 2018

by Anna Krzywoszyńska

Research

  • Until now, scientists thought plants got all their nitrogen from the atmosphere, but new research suggests Earth's bedrock supplies as much as a quarter of the planet's nitrogen. "This runs counter [to] the centuries-long paradigm that has laid the foundation for the environmental sciences. We think that this nitrogen may allow forests and grasslands to sequester more fossil fuel CO2 emissions than previously thought." "Geology might have a huge control over which systems can take up carbon dioxide and which ones don't," Houlton said. "When thinking about carbon sequestration, the geology of the planet can help guide our decisions about what we're conserving." https://www.upi.com/Science_News/2018/04/06/New-source-of-global-nitrogen-could-help-soil-store-more-CO2/1171523017222/

 

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