US wildfires have killed nearly 20% of world’s giant sequoias in two years
The Guardian -

Blazes in western US have hit thousands of Earth’s largest trees, once considered almost fire-proof

Lightning-sparked wildfires killed thousands of giant sequoias this year, adding to a staggering two-year death toll that accounts for up to nearly a fifth of Earth’s largest trees, officials said on Friday.

Fires in Sequoia national park and the surrounding national forest that also bears the trees’ name tore through more than a third of groves in California and torched an estimated 2,261 to...

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