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Do Trees Worsen Droughts?

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Do Trees Worsen Droughts?

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Do Trees Worsen Droughts?

Do Trees Worsen Droughts?

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In places such as Panama where climate change will likely mean less rain, scientists are studying whether trees may actually worsen drought conditions by siphoning off the water table and releasing the moisture into the atmosphere. What researchers learn there could influence the planting or cutting down of trees around the world.