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Clemson scientists: Kudzu can release soil carbon, accelerate global warming
July 1, 2014
Clemson University scientists are shedding new light on how invasion by exotic plant species affects the ability of soil to store greenhouse gases. The research could have far-reaching implications for how we manage agricultural land and native ecosystems.
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