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Easter Freeze 2007 Showed Paradox of Climate Change

Easter Freeze 2007 Showed Paradox of Climate Change

OAK RIDGE, Tennessee, March 5, 2008 (ENS) – A spring freeze that hit the eastern United States last April illustrates the paradoxical threat a warming climate poses to plants and crops, finds a study newly published in the journal “BioScience.” The research was led by a team from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge…

Freezing Plants in a Warming World

Freezing Plants in a Warming World

OAK RIDGE, Tennessee, February 29, 2008 (ENS) – Widespread damage to plants from a sudden freeze that occurred across the Eastern United States from April 5 to 9, 2007 was made worse because it had been preceded by two weeks of unusual warmth, according to an analysis published in the March 2008 issue of the…