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Scientists Looking at Sequoias for Signs of Climate Change

Scientists are studying changes in federally protected areas of California’s Sierra Nevada to determine the effects of global warming.

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According to The Associated Press, scientists are studying changes in federally protected areas of California’s Sierra Nevada to determine effects of global warming. Scientists fear a greater risk of death for giant sequoias, but other changes like meadows going dry, glaciers melting and wildflowers blooming earlier have spurred disagreement among researchers and land managers about possible human intervention and what the changes mean. 

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