Invasive Pests are Significantly Decreasing U.S. Forests’ Ability to Store Carbon

https://e360.yale.edu/digest/invasive-pests-are-significantly-decreasing-u-s-forests-ability-to-store-carbon

More than 450 non-native insects and diseases have found their way into U.S. forests, and the millions of trees killed by these pests each year contain more than 5.53 teragrams of carbon (TgC) — equal to the emissions of 4.4 million cars, or the carbon released by one-fifth of all wildfires in the U.S. annually, according to a new study.

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Original Title: Invasive Pests are Significantly Decreasing U.S. Forests’ Ability to Store Carbon
Full Text of the Original Article: https://e360.yale.edu/digest/invasive-pests-are-significantly-decreasing-u-s-forests-ability-to-store-carbon