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Salt-affected soils can absorb carbon dioxide: Scientists

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 27, 2013, 19:27

Salt-affected soils are estimated to absorb 1.26 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide annually which may solve the mystery of the "missing carbon sink", Chinese scientists believe.

Warmer soils release additional CO2 into atmosphere

Last Updated: Monday, January 21, 2013, 11:17

In a new study, researchers have found that warmer temperatures due to climate change could cause soils to release additional carbon into the atmosphere, thereby enhancing climate change.

Cowdung helps restore mining-ravaged soils

Last Updated: Sunday, October 28, 2012, 12:11

Cowdung compost helps restore mining ravaged soils, according to a US Department of Agriculture (USDA) research.

Highest yielding salt tolerant wheat developed

Last Updated: Saturday, April 24, 2010, 12:07

A group of researchers has developed a salt tolerant durum wheat that yields 25 percent more grain than the parent variety in saline soils.