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Tree-Killing Hurricanes Could Contribute To Global Warming

Date : 5th May 2009, Source : Terra Daily



A first-of-its kind, long-term study of hurricane impact on U.S. trees shows that hurricane damage can diminish a forest's ability to absorb carbon dioxide, a major contributor to global warming, from the atmosphere. Tulane University researchers from the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology examined the impact of tropical cyclones on U.S. forests from 1851-2000 and found that changes in hurricane frequency might contribute to global warming. The results will be published in an upcoming issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Tree_Killing_Hurricanes_Could_Contribute_To_Global_Warming_999.html





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