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Researchers find that evaporation from trees cools global climate

September 16th, 2011 by Carnegie Institution for Science

Scientists have long debated about the impact on global climate of water evaporated from vegetation. Research from Carnegie’s Global Ecology department at Stanford University in California concludes that evaporated water helps cool the earth as a whole, not just the local area of evaporation, demonstrating that evaporation of water from trees and lakes could have […]