Warming soils may belch much more carbon

Scientists boost estimates based on measurements from greater depths

monitoring soil carbon emissions

DEEP DIRT  Carbon emissions from soils could increase more than previously thought as temperatures go up, a new experiment suggests. Caitlin Hicks Pries (at the computer) and colleagues monitored emissions from a forest plot in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada.

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