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Microbe Diet Key to Carbon Dioxide Release

July 31, 2008

composite photo of cycle As microbes in the soil break down fallen plant matter, a diet "balanced" in nutrients appears to help control soil fertility and the normal release of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. Full Story

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