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Thank you ottobot,I hope for you the best ,you know,to win.
Originally posted by ottobot
I love this thread! Thank you for posting this, Diamond!
TextSpectacular fossil forests have been found in the coal mines of Illinois by a US-UK team of researchers. The group reported one discovery last year, but has since identified a further five examples. The ancient vegetation - now turned to rock - is visible in the ceilings of mines covering thousands of hectares. These were among the first forests to evolve on the planet, Dr Howard Falcon-Lang told the British Association Science Festival in Liverpool. "These are the largest fossil forests found anywhere in the world at any point in geological time," he told reporters. "It is quite extraordinary to find a fossil landscape preserved over such a vast area; and we are talking about an area the size of (the British city of) Bristol." The forests grew just a few million years apart some 300 million years ago; and are now stacked one on top of another.
We have destroyed the forests , the lungs of the planet ,that is very sad ,and we ask our self why no rains and why so dry and warm.
how many more ancient trees there would be if there were less parking lots, skyscrapers or roads & railways