The First Forests

Reporting on new discoveries that reveal how the first forests transformed the planet 380 million years ago.

The latest fossil finds include strange leafless trees and entire petrified, wooded landscapes. These first forests had a profound impact on our planet's atmosphere and the course of animal evolution. What is more, they may be able to tell us about what to expect as we change today's atmosphere by burning fossil fuels.

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Mon 27 Oct 2008 21:00

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