Could cutting down some trees help cool the planet?

Two Dartmouth College researchers are suggesting that in some limited circumstances, the cooling value of an open, snowy field may be greater than the climate benefits that a stand of trees can provide -- and that it is possible to calculate where that might be the case.

Could cutting down some trees help cool the planet?

Two Dartmouth College researchers are suggesting that in some limited circumstances, the cooling value of an open, snowy field may be greater than the climate benefits that a stand of trees can provide -- and that it is possible to calculate where that might be the case.

U.S. shutdown stalls climate research in Antarctica

In February, John Priscu was on top of the world. Three decades of toiling at the bottom of the world, in Antarctica, had paid off when the Montana State University researcher's team became the first to find bacteria living in shallow lakes beneath a half-mile of ice, a discovery that could help scientists understand how life might survive in the dark and cold of other planets.

U.S. shutdown stalls climate research in Antarctica

In February, John Priscu was on top of the world. Three decades of toiling at the bottom of the world, in Antarctica, had paid off when the Montana State University researcher's team became the first to find bacteria living in shallow lakes beneath a half-mile of ice, a discovery that could help scientists understand how life might survive in the dark and cold of other planets.

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