(Mercury News) Climate change is melting glaciers, worsening droughts and raising sea levels around the world.
But when it comes to redwood trees -- the ancient, iconic sentinels that scientists have worried may be at risk as the planet heats up -- global warming may actually be helping, at least for now, according to research to be released Wednesday.
"We're not seeing any evidence of declining growth rates," said Steve Sillett, a forestry professor at Humboldt State and nationally known redwoods expert. "In fact, a lot of the sites are exhibiting increasing rates of growth over the last 100 years."
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