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Trees are Getting Shorter and Younger

Trees are Getting Shorter and Younger

The 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…

How Rain Affects Australia’s Bushfire Smoke Pollution

How Rain Affects Australia’s Bushfire Smoke Pollution

Parts of NSW, including Sydney, have received a long-awaited deluge of rainfall over the past day. While some concerns have been expressed over whether it might push bushfire ash contaminants into the state’s water supplies, the rain’s impact on the region’s air quality might be alleviating some other worries for…