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Dying whitebark pine needles are seen near Daisy Pass, Mont. U.S. Fish and Wildlife officials said Monday that the trees could be extinct within 120 years.

Mount Rainier offers hope for whitebark pine woes

NATURE -- The whitebark pine is making news as a potential candidate for Endangered Species protections, and the domino impacts on species ranging from Clark's nutcrackers to grizzly bears. The whitebark pine, a high-elevation tree, is on the decline in the West, brought down by...

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