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The week's good news: January 16, 2020

1. A rare pine species thought to have existed among the dinosaurs has been spared from the Australian bushfires, thanks to a "military-style" rescue mission. Wollemi National Park is the only place the Wollemi Pine grows in the wild, but the exact location is kept secret to avoid potential contamination by visitors. Aging the current crop of trees is difficult, but they could be up to 100,000 years old, The Sydney Morning Herald reports. For the mission, firefighters dropped fire retardant, employed water-bombing aircraft, and were helicoptered into a remote...

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News Posted By: theweek - Thursday, 16 January, 2020