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Keith Ladzinski

Great Basin National Park, Nevada • A pale moon shines through the skeletons of bristlecone pines 21 years after a wildfire—made rare and more intense by years of fire suppression—ripped through 1,650 acres here in 2000. Some bristlecones are about 5,000 years old, making them the longest-lived individual organisms on Earth. Seedlings have sprouted among the dead, offering hope that this species might be one of the best equipped to endure a warming climate

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