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Faster tree growth won’t help us hit climate targets

A new study shows that trees that grow faster when they are young ultimately don’t live as long as slower-growing trees. That suggests future forests will turn over too fast to lock up carbon for an appreciable length of time.

New plastic closes the recycling loop

A new plastic can be broken down into its basic chemical building blocks and recycled again and again without loss in quality. Such a circular plastic could mean less new material needs to be made, and less would end up in landfills.

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