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Hurricanes may lead to resilience: Good news follows bad for Puerto Rico's tropical forests
Description: With fierce winds and flooding rains, hurricanes can be disasters for people -- and for ecosystems. These devastating storms may have major effects on tropical forests, demolishing forest canopies and leaving behind debris that piles up on forest floors. But new research suggests that the ecological disturbances caused by hurricanes may -- in the long-term -- have positive impacts on tropical forests. [Source: National Science Foundation]
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Source: National Science Foundation
Publish Date: 6/11/2018
Reading Level: Basic
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