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Ivan gets his shovel out and finds out about the power of soil

An intergovernmental science-policy group of the United Nations found — and the United States ...

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10.56 9 May 2019


Ivan gets his shovel out and finds out about the power of soil


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An intergovernmental science-policy group of the United Nations found — and the United States agreed — that 1 million species are threatened with extinction, and that one factor in that decline was the decline of carbon in soil. Specifically, 5.6 gigatons of annual CO2 emissions are sequestered in marine and terrestrial ecosystems. That’s equivalent to 60 percent of global fossil fuel emission.

Ivan has his shovel out for Down to Earth this week as environmentalist, Cara Augustenborg educates him about the power of soil.


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