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One-Third of World's Conifers at Risk of Extinction, Study Says


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Caree
- 454 days ago - news.msn.com
Conifers are the largest and longest-lived species on the planet but a new study reveals 34 percent of them are endangered of being extinct - with logging and disease the main threats, scientists said on Tuesday.



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Kay M. (351)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 5:33 pm
sad.
 

Ben Oscarsito (334)
Wednesday July 3, 2013, 4:55 am
And yet we don't know just HOW stupid humans can get...
 

Gloria picchetti (291)
Wednesday July 3, 2013, 4:57 am
co·ni·fer
[koh-nuh-fer, kon-uh-]

noun
1.
any of numerous, chiefly evergreen trees or shrubs of the class Coniferinae (or group Coniferales), including the pine, fir, spruce, and other cone-bearing trees and shrubs, and also the yews and their allies that bear drupelike seeds.

2.
a plant producing naked seeds in cones, or single naked seeds as in yews, but with pollen always borne in cones.
 

John Gregoire (255)
Wednesday July 3, 2013, 5:08 am
Gloria???? Yes they are in danger and the human element could be controlled. Disease a by product of climate change. On top of this, hardwoods such as Sugar Maple also face extinction as warm temps creep northward.
 

Danuta Watola (1204)
Wednesday July 3, 2013, 5:15 am
noted
 

Mike M. (54)
Wednesday July 3, 2013, 5:17 am
As long as humans live on mother earth she and everything living in anyway will be in danger. Humans are only around to destroy
 

June M. (105)
Wednesday July 3, 2013, 5:18 am
thanks for posting Caree
 

Michael Kirkby (85)
Wednesday July 3, 2013, 6:25 am
If you've ever walked through the sequoias in early summer just as it's warming up you'll never forget the smell.
 

Natasha Salgado (530)
Wednesday July 3, 2013, 8:46 pm
So depressing...the future will be one encased in concrete,steel and glass structures. Very grim. Thx Caree
 
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