ScienceDaily reports They outlived mammoths and saber-toothed tigers. But without dramatic action to reduce climate change, new research shows Joshua trees won’t survive much past this century. Read full article at Joshua trees facing extinction — ScienceDaily

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The New York Times reports on rangers who risk their lives on a daily basis to protect the trees in Thailand. Deep in a jungle in Thailand, a battle is being waged between poorly armed forest rangers and poachers trying to sate China’s growing appetite for rare and precious rosewood. Read story at ‘These Forests […]

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Three days in Malaysian Borneo “I think that we are the luckiest people in the world,” my son announced as he tossed me an impish smile from the front of our boat. Yesterday, we’d been thrilled to find a pygmy elephant down by the river’s edge – our guide said it was the first he’d […]

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