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An Appalachian cove forest on Baxter Creek Trail in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Wikimedia Commons
Climate

US Trees Are Heading Westward to Chase Changing Rainfall Due to Climate Change

Dozens of America’s most common tree species have shifted their ranges over the last three decades, in some cases by more than a mile a year.

May 17, 2017
2:00 PM EDT
Shift of tree species abundance between 1980 and 2015. | Songlin Fei