ENVIRONMENT
08/20/2010 11:02 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Climate Change: Rising Temperatures Reduce Ability Of Plants To Absorb Carbon, Study Warns

Rising temperatures in the past decade have reduced the ability of the world's plants to soak up carbon from the atmosphere, scientists said today.

Large-scale droughts have wiped out plants that would have otherwise absorbed an amount of carbon equivalent to Britain's annual man-made greenhouse gas emissions.

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