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Trees grow faster in hot inner-cities

John Kerr posted in on May 7th, 2012.

A study by Kiwi and US researchers, published in Tree Physiology, shows that warmer urban nights can increase tree growth. Native red oak seedlings, planted in Central Park, New York, put on eight times more biomass in one summer, than those planted in close-by suburban and rural areas. The hypothesis that increased growth was due to […]

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Analysis confirms global warming data, accounts for urban heat islands

Peter Griffin posted in on October 21st, 2011.

US scientists have just released evidence of a rise in the average world land temperature, confirming earlier studies and addressing concerns that “heat island” effects as cities developed around long-established temperature recording sites were distorting estimates of global warming. The research, from the Berkeley Earth Surface Temperature (BEST) project analyses temperature data from 15 sources […]

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