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Dust contributes valuable nutrients to Sierra Nevada forest ecosystems
Description: Collecting dust isn't usually considered a good thing. But dust from as close as California's Central Valley and as far away as Asia's Gobi Desert provides nutrients, especially phosphorus, to vegetation in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, a team of scientists has found. Their study highlights the importance of dust and the phosphorus it carries in sustaining plant life. [Source: National Science Foundation]
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Source: National Science Foundation
Publish Date: 3/28/2017
Reading Level: Basic
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