SOIL – What you didn’t know

SOIL – What you didn’t know

BBC – Earth – One amazing substance allowed life to thrive on land

It is not much to look at, but without soil life might never have learned to thrive away from water

Soil is crucial to almost every aspect of life on land, from water storage and filtration to climate regulation, flood prevention, nutrient cycling and decomposition. The dirt beneath our feet is also an exceptionally high source of biodiversity: some estimates suggest that at least one quarter of all species live in or on the soil. And we are still discovering its treasures: in January 2015…

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Source: BBC – Earth – One amazing substance allowed life to thrive on land



 

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