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Changing climate prompts boreal forest shift

With warming summer temperatures across Alaska, white spruce tree growth in Interior Alaska has declined to record low levels, while the same species in Western Alaska is growing better than ever measured before.

dateJun 11, 2015 in Environment
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When trees aren't 'green'

Most of us don't consider forests a source of pollution. As natural bodies, they should be good for the environment. But a recent study in Japan shows that older cedar and cypress plantations are causing as much pollution ...

dateJun 10, 2015 in Environment
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Predicting tree mortality

A combination of drought, heat and insects is responsible for the death of more than 12 million trees in California, according to a new study from UC Santa Barbara's National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS). ...

dateJun 09, 2015 in Environment
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Not all national parks are created equal

The forest cover on earth is shrinking at an alarming rate of around 50,000 square miles annually, roughly six times the size of Okinawa every month. To counter the loss of forests, policy makers often resort to designating ...

dateJun 03, 2015 in Ecology
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