30 Apr '16, 9pm

This iconic desert tree is in danger because of climate change

This iconic desert tree is in danger because of climate change

Evidence of the devastating effects of climate change is surfacing every day, and recent research highlights a new casualty : the iconic Joshua tree. It seems the hardy desert plant, belonging to the yucca family, can easily face long periods without rainwater when they mature, yet the seedlings need more TLC (tender loving care) from the environment. The ongoing drought in Southern California and other parts of the southwest US is taking a toll on this otherwise resilient tree.

Full article: http://inhabitat.com/this-iconic-desert-tree-is-in-danger...

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