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May 5, 2012
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Handful of Heavyweight Trees Per Acre Are Forest Champs

Big trees three or more feet in diameter accounted for nearly half the biomass measured at a Yosemite National Park site, yet represented only 1 percent of the trees growing there. This means just a few towering white fir, sugar … Continue reading

June 2, 2011
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New NASA Map Reveals Tropical Forest Carbon Storage

PASADENA, Calif. – A NASA-led research team has used a variety of NASA satellite data to create the most precise map ever produced depicting the amount and location of carbon stored in Earth’s tropical forests. The data are expected to … Continue reading

October 24, 2010
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Plants Play Larger Role Than Thought in Cleaning up Air Pollution

*Chemicals known as oxygenated volatile organic compounds (oVOCs) affect environment, human health* About the image: Poplars, aspens, other trees provide extensive “ecosystem services.” Image credit: USDA Vegetation plays an unexpectedly large role in cleansing the atmosphere, a new study finds.