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March 2011

Major Decreases in Growth of Alaskan Boreal Forest – Small Increase in Growth of Marginal Forests to the North Along the Edge of the Tundra

By | Forest Mortality

One of the interesting things that this study has discovered is that decreased growth rates due to drought stress is not necessarily related to soil moisture.  Forests with normal soil moisture can experience drought stress from excessive heat. It’s like their vascular system evolved without…

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Extreme Heat Waves to Increase Five to Ten Times in the Next 40 Years. Europe and Russia’s 2010 Heat Wave Was the Biggest in at Least 500 Years

By | Extreme Weather

Abstract below. The summer of 2010 was exceptionally warm in eastern Europe and large parts of Russia. We provide evidence that the anomalous 2010 warmth that caused adverse impacts exceeded the amplitude and spatial extent of the previous hottest summer of 2003. "Mega-heat waves" such…

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