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Study Gives Clearer Picture of How Land-use Changes Affect U.S. Climate
November 2, 2009
A study by researchers from Purdue University and the universities of Colorado and Maryland concluded that greener land cover contributes to cooler temperatures, and almost any other change leads to warmer temperatures.
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