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Forests Have Replaced Tundra Due to Warming, Study Finds

Date : 9th March 2007, Source : National Geographic News



High in the Canadian Arctic, large tracts of tundra have given way to forests of spruce trees and bushes in response to a spike of warming temperatures nearly a century ago, according to a new study. The transition took place more quickly than scientists thought, suggesting that tundra could keep shrinking as temperatures continue to warm.

http://news.nationalgeographic.com:80/news/2007/03/070309-warming-tundra.html





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