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Fungi pull carbon into northern forest soils

Organisms living on tree roots do lion’s share of sequestering carbon

1:33pm, March 28, 2013

Sequestration may be questionable fiscal policy, but it means good news in the context of carbon cycles. Vast underground networks of fungi may sequester heaps of carbon in boreal forest soil, a study suggests. By holding onto the element, the fungi do the environment a favor by preventing carbon dioxide from escaping into the atmosphere and warming the planet.

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