Acid Rain

5:37 am
Mon June 2, 2014

Is Climate Change To Thank For Dramatic Recovery Of Acid Rain's 'Canary In The Coal Mine'?

US Forest Service Researcher Paul Schaberg holds up a lush, healthy red Spruce branch for inspection
Credit Sam Evans-Brown / NHPR

Paul Schaberg marshals a small team of scientists, surveying a stand of red spruce in Colebrook for frost damage from last winter.

“So what are you guys seeing, are you seeing any injury yet?” he calls out.  

“We’re just seeing green needles,” hollers back one of his helpers.

“Happy, happy trees,” responds another.

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