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This Impossible Ice Cave Stays Frozen Through Summer E-mail
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On a pleasantly warm summer's day in the mountains of Shanxi Province in China, the walls and floor of Ningwu cave are covered with layers of frozen water. Ice stalactites stretch down from the ceiling, and ice stalagmites reach up from the floor, even when temperatures outside soar to the high teens. The cave is 85m deep and set into the side of a mountain more than 2,000m above sea level. Undoubtedly, the sight is dazzling, but is it unique?

This Impossible Ice Cave Stays Frozen Through Summer

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The Oldest Tree In The World Is In Sweden And Is 9500 Years Old E-mail
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The so – called “old Tjikko” is a spruce tree 9,500 years old and grows happily in Sweden. It was found by Professor Leif Kullman (who gave the name) in 2004 and the age of its root was determined through carbon dating 14.

The Oldest Tree In The World Is In Sweden And Is 9500 Years Old

The root system is allowing this Norway spruce (this type is popular as a Christmas tree in Europe) is greater than almost everything. In a process called “reincarnation of the tree”, the tree may lose its trunk (which takes about 600 years), and then regrow from the root network. Tjikko has benefited from global warming: what used to be a bush Arctic, a hundred years of warming climates allowed to grow into a splendid tree.


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