Why are soils different in different states?

As the summer–and summer vacation season–is in full gear, I wonder if you’ve ever wondered about why soils look and feel different in different places. If not, read on and perhaps you’ll be inclined to pay more attention on your next adventure, or even just your next trip outside. Soil scientist and blogger, Andrea Basche, … Continue reading Why are soils different in different states?

How is carbon “stored” in soils of the Arctic and Subarctic?

Carbon is the central element in organic compounds necessary for life. Organic compounds make up the cells and other structures of organisms and carry out life processes. Carbon is the main element in organic compounds, so carbon is essential to life on Earth. Even humans are made of carbon compounds! Thick sedge and sphagnum peat … Continue reading How is carbon “stored” in soils of the Arctic and Subarctic?