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Within the peat — packed remains of partially decomposed plants — oxygen-bearing organic compounds called cellulose contain clues to the climate history of the region.
Don’t let it decompose in nature or “fertilize” someone’s yard.
Studies of how bodies decompose underwater suggest that if the thalattosaur was a carcass when the ichthyosaur found it, the prey’s limbs would have rotted off before its tail, the authors argue.
Tropical peatlands are permanently flooded forests where fallen leaves and branches accumulate for centuries rather than decomposing.
PEAT’S SAKESTEPHANIE ARNETTAUGUST 19, 2020MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
Left to decompose, trash and recycling break down into methane or carbon dioxide.
By this time the husks will have begun to decompose and darken the kernels.
A strong heat will decompose this lunar nitre, and recover the silver.
Remember that the hanging of meat is for the purpose of allowing it to begin to decompose.
Betton's eyes, fixed on him, saw his face decompose like a substance touched by some powerful acid.

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