Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Dear Lorax, we need you.

The redwoods are dying. It may be time to hang it up, folks, and turn out the light. Party's over. This has been a depressing few days.

If you’ve never been to California to see its giant redwoods, you should probably go soon. It might be only a matter of time before they’re all gone. Research released Friday indicates that the world’s oldest trees are dying at an alarming rate. “It is a very, very disturbing trend,” says lead researcher William Laurance of James Cook University. “We are talking about the loss of the biggest living organisms on the planet, of the largest flowering plants on the planet, of organisms that play a key role in regulating and enriching our world.”

The rapid die-off of the world’s oldest trees

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