This guy is saving forests using cloning


Cloning: a great idea for Ryan Gosling, but old-growth trees? American tree conservationist David Milarch thinks that since 1,000-year-old British “super-trees” have withstood climate change and thousands of carved initials, they can take a little tampering with their genes. He and his nonprofit, Archangel, are on a $3 million mission to reproduce the trees and give away the cloned babies.

Pop quiz. Super-trees are super because …

A) They watch over you and protect you while you sleep (but not in a creepy way)

B) They wear tights and are impervious to pain

C) They can breathe underwater, morph into animals, and travel through time

D) Shut up and go back to giving me the news

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