Storage wars

From EurekAlert! UC Santa Barbara researcher conducts first-ever global-scale evaluation of the role of soil minerals in carbon storage University of California – Santa Barbara One answer to our greenhouse gas challenges may be right under our feet: Soil scientists Oliver Chadwick of UC Santa Barbara and Marc Kramer of Washington State University have found…

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Six feet under, a new approach to global warming

From Eurekalert Public Release: 26-Nov-2018 WSU researcher sees how deep soil can hold much of the Earth’s carbon Washington State University VANCOUVER, Wash. -A Washington State University researcher has found that one-fourth of the carbon held by soil is bound to minerals as far as six feet below the surface. The discovery opens a new possibility…

Arctic methane emergency called off?

Here’s the issue, as described in Wikipedia: The Arctic region is one of the many natural sources of the greenhouse gas methane. Global warming accelerates its release, due to both release of methane from existing stores, and from methanogenesis in rotting biomass. Large quantities of methane are stored in the Arctic in natural gas deposits,…