Climate change could reduce soil's capacity to absorb water2 min read 16 Sep 2019, 10:45 AM IST
The biggest changes were linked to shifts in large pores in the soil
Scientists found that a 35% increase in rainfall led to a 21 to 33 % reduction in water infiltration rates
New Delhi:Changing patterns of rainfall due to climate change could reduce the ability of soil to absorb water in many parts of the world, shows a new study. This can have serious implications on groundwater supplies, food production, storm-water runoff as well as biodiversity and ecosystems.
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