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Ancient wood from La Brea tar pits shows how trees respond to long-term carbon dioxide change

By |2016-12-30T19:22:03+08:00February 22nd, 2013|ISA News, Not Categorized|

Say “La Brea Tar pits,” and most people imagine the saber-tooth cats and woolly mammoths that were trapped on sticky asphalt (now in modern-day Los Angeles), only to have their bones preserved for the ages. But other forms of life were also preserved in the asphalt, including the wood of ancient trees.