A Princeton-based study finds that it may take years for drought-stricken trees to resume cleaning the air.
After extreme drought, forests take years to rebuild CO2 storage capacity (Science) | Princeton Journal Watch
By Joe Rojas-Burke, University of Utah, and Morgan Kelly, Princeton University. In the virtual world of climate modeling, forests and other vegetation are assumed to quickly bounce back from extreme drought and resume their integral role in removing carbon dioxide from Earth's atmosphere.
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