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University Of Michigan Researchers Look Into Carbon Dioxide Changes

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A tree study in Northern Michigan could change the way we use our natural resources.

The study looks at just how much Greenhouse gas is being absorbed and released as humans make changes to the environment.

The tree study is being conducted by the University of Michigan Biological Station on 80 acres of land in Pellston in Emmet County.

Researchers intentionally killed aspen and birch trees to simulate what will happen to forests in the future.

The Biostation has a tower that tests how much carbon dioxide levels have changed since those trees were taken down.

The Department of Energy has given the Biostation funding to continue the study for ten more years.