Scientists shocked by mysterious deaths of ancient trees

Scientists shocked by mysterious deaths of ancient trees
 

A tree regarded as the icon of the African savannah is dying in mysterious circumstances.
International scientists have discovered that most of the oldest and largest African baobabs have died over the past 12 years.
They suspect the demise may be linked to climate change, although they have no direct evidence of this.
The tree can grow to an enormous size, and may live hundreds if not thousands of years.
The researchers, from universities in South Africa, Romania and the US, say the loss of the trees is "an event of an unprecedented magnitude".
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11 June 2018 in World News, Views: 61
Source: BBC
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