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May 08

Unnatural forests are depleting water supplies

By Helen M. Poulos and James G. Workman

Ronald Reagan> once justified logging with “a tree is a tree; how many more do you need to look at?” Besides, he warned, “trees cause more pollution than automobiles.” We cringed at his biases. Yet due to forces none foresaw, Reagan’s gaffes may now ring true.
Today, the hottest and thirstiest parts of the United States are best described as over-forested.

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