Climate Change May Reduce Ability of Soil to Absorb Water—a Key Store of Carbon Dioxide

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Climate change is degrading the ability of soils to absorb water, according to a study published in the journal Science Advances. This could have implications for global warming, because water in the soil plays an important role in storing carbon dioxide—the most important greenhouse gas. Increases in CO2 in the atmosphere are helping to warm the planet due to its heat-trapping effect. Climate change is expected to bring increased rainfall to certain regions of the world, which,...

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