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Plants Need CO2 To Grow
Pine trees grow better under elevated CO2 conditions
August 06, 2009
Source: Science Daily
Pine trees grown for 12 years in air one-and-a-half times richer in carbon dioxide than today's levels produced twice as many seeds of at least as good a quality as those growing under normal conditions, a Duke University-led research team reported Aug. 3 at a national ecology conference.  Carbon dioxide readings that high are expected everywhere by mid-century.

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