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<div class="quote-block">Planting trees in snowy areas may worsen global warming as their canopies absorb sunlight which would otherwise be reflected by the snow, a study says.<br><br><br><br>
The report in US journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences says the pine forests of Europe, Siberia and Canada may contribute to warming.<br><br><br><br>
Only tropical forests effectively cool the earth by absorbing carbon dioxide and creating clouds, the report says.<br><br><br><br>
But the report's authors stress they are not advocating chopping down trees.<br><br><br><br>
They say forests are a valuable resource and remain vital for bio-diversity, providing a home for animals and plants.</div>
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