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Study: Sunlight and the right microbes convert Arctic carbon into carbon dioxide

October 3, 2017

A new study published this week in Nature Communications outlines the mechanisms and points to the importance of both sunlight and the right microbial community as keys to converting permafrost carbon to CO2. Full Story

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