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Study clarifies nitrogen's impact on soil carbon sequestration

Soil organic carbon is a cornerstone of soil health. It improves soil structure while enhancing water- and nutrient-holding capacity, key factors for any agricultural production system. To build it up, farmers incorporate ...

Earth's natural carbon sinks hold vital power in climate fight

Earth's vast habitats from the poles to the equator have robust capacity to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere due to previously undiscovered rock nitrogen weathering reactions that distribute natural fertilizers ...

UN health agency sets higher, tougher bar for air quality

The harmful health effects of air pollution kick in at lower levels than previously thought, the World Health Organization said Wednesday as it set a new standard for policymakers and the public in the first update of its ...

UN: Brief gains in air quality in 2020 over COVID lockdowns

The U.N. weather agency says the world—and especially urban areas—experienced a brief, sharp drop in emissions of air pollutants last year amid lockdown measures and related travel restrictions put in place over the coronavirus ...

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