Study: Forests May Help Counteract Greenhouse Gas

Reforestation only short-term fix for global warming.

Published: 10-Nov-2000

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Letting forests grow on abandoned farmland and logging grounds may do more than beautify the countryside -- they may be soaking up greenhouse gases blamed for global warming, scientists said on Thursday.

But as the forests mature, this effect will decrease, the researchers at Princeton University, the U.S. Forest Service and elsewhere, said.

"Today we are seeing the effects of past changes in use," ecologist John Casperson at Princeton said in a telephone interview.

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