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Trees in forests all over the world are getting younger, shorter

May 29 (UPI) — Trees in forests around the world are getting younger and shorter as a result of human-caused climate change and other environmental stressors. New research, published Friday in the journal Science, suggests rising global temperatures and atmospheric CO2 concentrations over the last century, combined with an uptick in environmental stress and extreme…

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Trees are Getting Shorter and Younger

Photo: GettyThe world’s collective forests have become shorter and younger overall in the past 50 years, according to a study published in the journal Science on Friday. This means that forests have less capacity to remove carbon from the atmosphere and are less hospitable to the many species that rely on them for shelter. Oh,…

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The grand old trees of the world are dying, leaving forests younger and shorter

California’s giant sequoias can live for more than 3,000 years, their trunks stretching two car lengths in diameter, their branches reaching nearly 300 feet toward the clouds. But a few years ago, amid a record drought, scientists noticed something odd. A few of these arboreal behemoths inside Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks were dying…