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Some forestlands cool climate better without trees, Dartmouth-led study finds
Description: A new study finds that some wooded areas may be more valuable without trees, allowing the cleared landscape to reflect rather than absorb the sun's energy. The findings don't promote deforestation but suggest that carbon offset policies ignore a key way that forests interact with the atmosphere - namely surface reflectivity, or albedo - especially in high altitude areas with slow-growing trees and frequent snowfall. [Source: EurekaAlert!]
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Source: EurekaAlert!
Publish Date: 6/25/2015
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