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Forest Ecosystems Impacted By Climate Change
2012-11-29 12:04:30

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Off the southern coast of California, the fog rolls in over Santa Cruz Island coating the needles of the Bishop pines with moisture. Water drops form on the needles and roll down to fall to the forest floor, happening over and over on every needle of every tree. The forest ecosystem depends on this fog drip to stay alive. Bishop pines are thought to have proliferated all along the West Coast of the US and Mexico thousands of years...

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2010-02-15 14:35:00

Analysis of hourly airport cloud cover reports leads to surprising finding California's coastal fog has decreased significantly over the past 100 years, potentially endangering coast redwood trees dependent on cool, humid summers, according to a new study by University of California, Berkeley, scientists. It is unclear whether this is part of a natural cycle of the result of human activity, but the change could affect not only the redwoods, but the entire redwood ecosystem, the scientists...