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Falling Behind: North American terrain absorbs carbon dioxide too slowly

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1:38pm, November 28, 2007

Long-term growth of North America's vegetation soaks up millions of tons of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere each year. Though impressive, that rate doesn't keep pace with the prodigious emissions of the planet-warming gas due to human activity.

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