Last March of the ‘Wooden Elephants’: Africa’s Ancient Baobabs Are Dying

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Last March of the ‘Wooden Elephants’: Africa’s Ancient Baobabs Are Dying

A baobab tree at Epupa Falls in Namibia. Researchers suspect that Africa’s “wooden elephants” are succumbing to prolonged droughts and increasing temperatures, which are parching the trees, leaving them unable to support the weight of their massive trunks.

By RACHEL NUWER

Full Story at https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/12/science/baobabs-climate-change-drought.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

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