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Getting to the root of carbon storage in deep soils

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Land use changes, nutrient depletion, and drought can make plant roots grow deeper into the soil. But scientists question how that growth affects carbon in the soil. Could more roots reaching deep soil layers result in more carbon being sequestered? Or will this root-driven mineral weathering unlock older carbon in deep soils? Combining advanced imaging techniques, scientists examined the impact of...

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