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Tallest trees could die of thirst in rainforest droughts, study finds
Description: Droughts could kill off the tallest trees in tropical rainforests in coming decades, a study suggests. For the first time, scientists have identified the ecological trigger that brings about the death of tropical rainforest trees during prolonged water shortages. Reduced rainfall forecast in coming decades could cause the breakdown of the transport system in trees that takes water up from soil to the leaves, scientists say. [Source: EurekaAlert!]
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Source: EurekaAlert!
Publish Date: 11/23/2015
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