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Green is Cool, but U.S. Land Changes Generally Are Not
November 2, 2009
Most land-use changes occurring in the continental U.S. result in raised regional surface temperatures, says a new study by scientists at the University of Maryland, Purdue University and the University of Colorado in Boulder. The study in the Royal Meteorological Society's International Journal of Climatology found that almost any change that makes land cover less "green" contributes to warming.
University of Maryland
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