California Drought Could Kill Millions of Trees
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According to a report from Newsweek, the continuing drought in California may have disastrous implications for California's trees, possibly wiping out as many as 58 million large trees. Click here to read the full article. The article also explores the possible consequences of mass tree loss, which include increased CO2 emissions, elimination of wild life habitats for many animals, including bears, and other long term ecological effects. This threat to tree populations is a reminder of why the California drought matters, and why water conservation matters.
A map of threatened trees in California. Source: Newsweek.