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Asian dust providing key nutrients for California's giant sequoias


March 28, 2017

Dust from as far away as the Gobi Desert in Asia is providing more nutrients than previously thought for plants, including giant sequoias in California's Sierra Nevada Mountains, a team of scientists, including several from the University of California, Riverside, has found. Full Story

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