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Climate change could alter our landscape, including the very soil that we stand on

[New Hampshire] “Of all the things that have been looked at about the effects of climate change, the effects in the soil is probably . . . the least well-studied.” Lack of research means there’s still a lot of hypothesizing involved, but it seems likely that one effect of global warming will be a loss of fertility in the soils of forests and fields, root damage to trees and plants, and maybe even muddier mud seasons. This has already proved a problem for the logging industry, which depends on frozen ground to get its equipment into the woods in winter. This winter’s warm, wet December and early January idled a huge number of loggers.

News notes are courtesy of Southern Forests Network News Notes





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