Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Plants' Role in CO2 Mitigation Questioned

According to a new University of Minnesota study,  plants may not be able to absorb as much of the increased levels of carbon dioxide in the air as originally thought. The study shows that while plants can absorb and benefit from large amounts of carbon dioxide, they may not get enough of the required nutrients from typical soils to absorb the levels of  CO2 that scientists previously believed possible, which raises questions about their role in mitigating fossil-fuel emissions. The study was published in the current issue of the journal Nature Climate ChangeRead more

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