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Climate change affects mountain forests

(Phys.org) —Mountain forests in the Alps react very differently but noticeably to a warmer climate. Even if the target of limiting the Earth's average temperature increase to 2 degrees were met, this would ...

dateMar 14, 2013 in Environment
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New Hampshire leads nation in percent tree cover

Tree cover in the nation's Lower 48 states covers 659 million acres, more than one-third of the nation, according to a U.S. Forest Service study of national tree cover and impervious surfaces. New Hampshire leads the nation ...

dateAug 06, 2012 in Environment
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Colorado's High Park fire: June 20, 2012

Colorado's High Park Fire continues to expand and generate a lot of smoke visible on NASA satellite imagery. NASA's Terra satellite showed winds from the west-southwest blowing the smoke to the north-northeast ...

dateJun 21, 2012 in Earth Sciences
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