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Scientists uncover a 60,000-year-old forest underwater and think its preserved trees may help pioneer new medicines

by Alicia Lee, CNN

Nearly 60,000 years ago, as prehistoric humans just started venturing out of Africa, a forest of cypress trees grew on the banks of a river near the Gulf of Mexico. As the trees grew old, they fell and were buried under sediment. When the sea level rose, the remains of the forest were covered once again.

Now, scientists have uncovered that same forest and believe it may hold the secrets to creating new medicines and saving lives.

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The decade we finally woke up to climate change

by Alejandra Borunda, National Geographic

The last 10 years have shown that climate change is happening now and could get much worse.

This decade, many people around the world woke up to a grim reality: Climate change is here, it’s happening now, and it could very easily get much, much worse.

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