The rocks could trap around a quarter of the nitrogen found in Earth’s ecosystems
Rocks contain 26% of the nitrogen in natural ecosystems - short science news

A new source of nitrogen was just discovered and this could greatly improve climate change projections. This new source is represented by the Earth’s bedrock which stores 26% of the available nitrogen. The previously unknown source is used as a nutrient by plants from various ecosystems. Moreover, it may have an important impact on the planet’s carbon cycle. It might allow forests and other green lands to eliminate more CO2 from the atmosphere, having thus an impact on the environment.

Read the full story: University of California, Davis
Scientific publication: Science