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Drying Arctic soils could accelerate greenhouse gas emissions
Description: A new study published indicates soil moisture levels will determine how much carbon is released to the atmosphere as rising temperatures thaw Arctic lands. An international team analyzed the results of 25 experiments from multiple research groups. The researchers had measured the release of greenhouse gases from incubated soil samples, which originated in field sites in Alaska, Canada and Russia, under a temperature increase of 10 degrees Celsius. [Source: Oak Ridge National Laboratory]
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Source: Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Publish Date: 6/13/2016
Reading Level: Basic
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