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Do Trees Worsen Droughts?

By sarah | March 24, 2008

By Jon Hamilton
Washington, DC (March 24, 2008)- In places such as Panama where climate change will likely mean less rain, scientists are studying whether trees may actually worsen drought conditions by siphoning off the water table and releasing the moisture into the atmosphere. What researchers learn there could influence the planting or cutting down of trees around the world.

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