05/31/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

New Zealand's Kauri Trees Hold Ancient Climate Record That Could Be Lost Within 10 Years

Buried in New Zealand's peat bogs are more than 30,000 ancient climate records containing data that spans back to the last ice age. This data, stored in the rings of preserved kauri trees, is threatened by the demand for the prized timber.

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