World's largest tree at risk as wildfires tear through California
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World's largest tree at risk as wildfires tear through California

Firefighters are covering the base of Sequoia National Park's largest tree with aluminum foil blankets as fast-burning wildfires threaten the area.
California firefighters wrap base of world's largest tree in fireproof blankets as blaze approaches
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California firefighters wrap base of world's largest tree in fireproof blankets as blaze approaches

The Southern Area Blue Incident Management Team provided this photo on Thursday, September 17, 2021. It shows the General Sherman Tree, a giant
Researchers reconstruct major branches in the tree of language
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Researchers reconstruct major branches in the tree of language

Representative image of a branching Tree Credit: Kevin Wenning/Unsplash.com One can compare the diversity of human languages to branches on a tree.
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James Gandolfini and Michael Imperioli had to be chained to a tree while filming a 'Sopranos' scene because they were so drunk, costar Steve Schirripa says

Steve Schirripa (inset), starred with James Gandolfini, Michael Imperioli on "The Sopranos". Lev Radin/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images.
Study shows how aspen forests maintain the diversity needed to adapt to changing environments
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Study shows how aspen forests maintain the diversity needed to adapt to changing environments

Olivia Cope, the lead researcher, keeps two aspen trees from her experimental plots. Although the trees are identical in age, the larger tree is more
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The best wildlife photos of 2021 capture a rare Iberian lynx, a snake strangling a gecko, and a lion dripping with blood

The London Natural History Museum's Wildlife Photographer of the year contest celebrates the fragility and diversity of life. The contest attracted
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The best wildlife photos of 2021 capture a rare Iberian lynx, a snake strangling a gecko, and a lion dripping with blood

Sergio Marijun/Wildlife Photographer Award The London Natural History Museum's Wildlife Photographer of the year contest celebrates the fragility and
How would planting 8 billion trees every year for 20 years affect Earth’s climate?
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How would planting 8 billion trees every year for 20 years affect Earth’s climate?

A total of 8 billion trees could be planted each year to replace the 15 billion trees that are currently being cut annually. This article was first
Geneticists map the rhinoceros family tree
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Geneticists map the rhinoceros family tree

This illustration shows the reconstruction by a paleoartist of three extinct species of rhinoceros. Their genomes were sequenced in the course of the
Tree rings from old-growth Douglas firs on the Oregon Coast show evidence of 1700 tsunami
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Tree rings from old-growth Douglas firs on the Oregon Coast show evidence of 1700 tsunami

An old growth Douglas-fir stand near South Beach's Mike Miller Park. Credit: Bob Dziak Core samples from an old-growth Douglas Fir tree stand in