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Single wildfire destroys at least 10% of the world’s giant sequoias, report suggests

CNN – A single wildfire that swept through California’s Sequoia National Forest last summer destroyed 10 to 14% of the world’s giant sequoia trees, a new draft report from the National Park Service indicates. The report, which has not yet been made publicly available, used satellite images to show the shocking impact the Castle Fire had on the giant trees, in what experts call an unprecedented mortality event caused by a combination of climate change-driven drought and fire suppression efforts, CNN reported. “The loss of 7,500 to 10,600 large giant sequoias, many of...

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