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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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Karen Ford (left) and Lane Murraya stock rescued koalas with fresh eucalyptus branches. Ford has been collecting the branches on her property, which suffered fire damage. Nathan Rott/NPR hide caption

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Ben Raines, an environmental reporter for AL.com, holds pieces of wood he collected from a cypress forest discovered in the depths of the Gulf of Mexico. A scientist says having an intact forest from the ice age is rare. Debbie Elliott/NPR hide caption

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Scientists: Long-Buried Ice Age Forest Offers Climate Change Clues

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Jadav Payeng, "The Forest Man of India," has planted tens of thousands of trees over the course of nearly 40 years. He has made bloom a once desiccated island that lies in the Brahamputra river, which runs through his home state of Assam. Furkan Latif Khan/NPR hide caption

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A Lifetime Of Planting Trees On A Remote River Island: Meet India's Forest Man

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