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Could Forests Store More With Warming?

Public lands in the U.S. are considered America’s best defense against rising greenhouse gas emissions because the forests pull vast quantities of carbon from the atmosphere, reports Grist. According to a report conducted by the U.S. Geological Survey, because of climate change the amount of federal public lands may increase in the lower 48 states to help store nearly 20% of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

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