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WVU biology student links Clean Air Act to red spruce recovery in Appalachia


May 21, 2018

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After a 50-year period of declining growth of the tree species prior to the Clean Air Act, a new study by Justin Mathias, a biology Ph.D. candidate, and Richard Thomas, chair and professor in the Department of Biology at West Virginia University (WVU), found that declining air pollution alongside increases in atmospheric carbon dioxide and warmer spring temperatures have resulted in dramatic forest growth recovery.Full Story

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