How Does Soil Store Carbon?

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  • Scientists are looking at different land management techniques to lock carbon into soil and have it act as a long-term carbon sink. But how can soil actually store carbon?
  • Over 50% of carbon in a forest is made up of the roots, soil organisms and partially decomposed matter in the soil.
  • Soils that have a higher organic carbon content can support a richer population of microorganisms and will contain more nutrients.

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