Natural sponges: forests help moderate floods, droughts

Mongabay: A new study adds further evidence for the "sponge effect" of forests. Research published in the journal Water Resources Research by scientists at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) and other institutions finds that forests in Panama help moderate extreme weather events by reducing peak runoff during storms and releasing stored water during droughts. The findings are based on measurements taken during nearly 450 tropical storms in forests and pastures. “We measured large differences......

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