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These days only park rangers and loggers are allowed in to Big Basin Redwoods State Park following a devastating wildfire that destroyed most of the infrastructure in California's oldest and one of its most iconic state parks. Big Basin is home to the largest continuous stand of ancient coastal redwoods south of San Francisco. Eric Westervelt/NPR hide caption

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California's Ancient Redwoods Face New Challenge From Wildfires And Warming Climate

California's iconic old-growth redwoods are incredibly resilient and built to survive fires. But even they may find it harder to rebound amid the mounting impacts of climate change.

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Santiago Potes Is 1st Latino DACA Recipient To Be Awarded Rhodes Scholarship

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COVID-19 Data Release Shows Where Hospitals Around The Country Are Filling Up

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Pilot Chuck Yeager Dies At 97, Had 'The Right Stuff' And Then Some

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Biden's Victory Cemented As States Reach Key Electoral College Deadline

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In NYC, Christmas Without Tourists Is Not Merry For Businesses

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'The End Is In Sight': Louisiana Health Official Hopeful About Vaccine Distribution

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These days only park rangers and loggers are allowed in to Big Basin Redwoods State Park following a devastating wildfire that destroyed most of the infrastructure in California's oldest and one of its most iconic state parks. Big Basin is home to the largest continuous stand of ancient coastal redwoods south of San Francisco. Eric Westervelt/NPR hide caption

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California's Ancient Redwoods Face New Challenge From Wildfires And Warming Climate

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