Water Scaricy

May 8, 2012--Our too-thirsty forests (Los Angles Times)

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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