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"For more than 35 years, satellites circling the Arctic have detected a 'greening' trend in Earth’s northernmost landscapes. Scientists have attributed this verdant flush to more vigorous plant growth and a longer growing season, propelled by higher temperatures that come with climate change. But recently, satellites have been picking up a decline in tundra greenness in some parts of the Arctic. Those areas appear to be 'browning.'" Loss of insulating snow cover, predation by insects that have also expanded their ranges and flourished, and Arctic wildfires all appear to be contributing to this newly observed browning. www.sciencenews.org/article/climate-change-arctic-browning
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