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Climate change likely to increase black carbon input to the Arctic Ocean
Description: Black carbon, or biochar, is formed when vegetation and other organic matter burns. Today black carbon is a massive store of carbon in global soils, where it is thought to be very stable--so stable, that researchers have previously suggested that adding black carbon to soils might be a good way to lock away carbon dioxide and reduce climate change. This new research reveals that the black carbon stored in Arctic soils is being exported to the oceans. [Source: EurekaAlert!]
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Source: EurekaAlert!
Publish Date: 11/30/2015
Reading Level: Basic
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