High Country News
Published in

High Country News

By destroying biocrust communities, climate change may be making arid lands more reflective — which could slow down warming.

Healthy biocrust growing at Canyonlands National Park on the Colorado Plateau. Courtesy Bill Bowman.
Healthy biocrust forms a complex community of organisms with texture and color that absorbs the sun’s energy. Courtesy Scott Ferrenberg

--

--

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
High Country News

Working to inform and inspire people — through in-depth journalism — to act on behalf of the West’s diverse natural and human communities.