Previously unknown mechanism causes increased forest water use, new study says
In a study published in the journal Science Advances, the researchers report the mechanism works this way: Sulfuric and nitric acid fall to the ground when fossil fuels are burned, causing acidification of the soil. When that happens, a significant amount of soil calcium washes out of the soil, and then plants suffer from calcium deficiency. Calcium deficiency causes the plants to intensify their use of water.
What does the dust in your home mean for your health?
You vacuum it, sweep it and wipe it off your furniture. But do you know what it actually is - and how it may affect your health?
Don't feel bad if you're clueless about your dust. Scientists are not that far ahead of you in terms of understanding the sources and health risks of indoor air and particles