Organic carbon hides in sediments, keeping oxygen in atmosphere

Source: Science Daily

A new study may help settle a long-standing question — how small amounts of organic carbon become locked away in rock and sediments, preventing it from decomposing. Knowing exactly how that process occurs could help explain why the mixture of gases in the atmosphere has remained stable for so long.

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/06/190612141339.htm