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Ancient Sequoia Trees Could Be Affected by Wildfires

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August 27, 2013
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Firefighters report progress battling a huge blaze on the edge of Yosemite National Park, but warn it remains an "extreme" threat as it nears the top US tourist destination and San Francisco's water supply.


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Firefighters in Yosemite Battle to Save Ancient Sequoias

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AFP (Aug. 26, 2013) Firefighters in California struggle to contain a giant blaze threatening ancient sequoia trees in Yosemite National Park.
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California's Ancient Redwood Trees Under Attack

California's Ancient Redwood Trees Under Attack

AP (Apr. 13, 2014) California forest managers are trying to stop chainsaw-wielding poachers who are targeting ancient redwood trees in national and state parks. The thieves are cutting off the trees' burls - knobby growths prized for their rich wood grains. (April 14) Video provided by AP
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Giant Oarfish Beachings Raise Earthquake Myth Speculation

Giant Oarfish Beachings Raise Earthquake Myth Speculation

Buzz60 (Oct. 23, 2013) Two monster oarfish have recently washed up on a beach in California, and now some scientists are speculating that an ancient myth about the giant fish predictingearthquakes could be true. As Patrick Jones (@Patrick_E_Jones) reports, the centuries-old Japanese myth is being debunked by other scientists.
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Ancient Bees Could Have Died Out With the Dinosaurs

Ancient Bees Could Have Died Out With the Dinosaurs

Newsy (Oct. 26, 2013) According to a new study, the unknown event that killed off the dinosaurs millions of years ago could be the same event that wiped out ancient bees.
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