|Article alert: Forests Are Growing Faster, Ecologists Discover; Climate Change Appears to Be Driving Accelerated Growth|
by: Ulla Vänttinen
ScienceDaily (2 Feb. 2010)
Speed is not a word typically associated with trees; they can take centuries to grow. However, a new study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences has found evidence that forests in the Eastern United States are growing faster than they have in the past 225 years. The study offers a rare look at how an ecosystem is responding to climate change.
More information: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/02/100201171641.htm
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