A young arctic fox on green grass
Arctic Greening Won’t Save the Climate—Here’s Why
The growing season on the tundra is starting earlier as the planet warms, but the plants aren’t sequestering more carbon, a new study finds.
Arctic Greening Won’t Save the Climate—Here’s Why
Arctic Greening Won’t Save the Climate—Here’s Why

The growing season on the tundra is starting earlier as the planet warms, but the plants aren’t sequestering more carbon, a new study finds.

The growing season on the tundra is starting earlier as the planet warms, but the plants aren’t sequestering more carbon, a new study finds.

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