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UT geographer featured in top NBC news article on death of 650 year old tree

Dr. Henri D. Grissino-Mayer has been featured in one of top NBC news stories on the ongoing drought (really a “megadrought”) in the western U.S.  This story features one of the more famous trees that Dr. D. Grissino-Mayer had worked with over the past 25 years which, sadly, had died recently. The NBC News online article can be found at: http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/california-drought/death-yoda-650-year-old-tree-tells-tale-southwest-drought-n195251. The story also features former UT Geography Ph.D. student Dr. Grant Harley, now at the University of Southern Mississippi.

This story is one of NBC News’s Top 6 stories at: http://www.nbcnews.com/news/know-it-all/know-it-all-fridays-top-6-stories-nbc-news-n196426. An extension of the story was appeared in the Albuquerque Journal on Tuesday: http://www.abqjournal.com/455364/news/drought-finally-kills-a-650yearold-nm-tree.html. The article has since been picked up by the Smithsonian: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/extreme-drought-new-mexico-cost-650-year-old-tree-its-life-180952592/?no-ist and many other web sites (such as Newser)…

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