For hundreds of years, Japan’s cherry blossoms have symbolized life and death

By PBS Newshour
Saturday, April 13, 2013 9:56 EDT
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Experiments that try to simulate global warming's impact on plants badly underestimate what happens in the real world, according to a study published in the journal Nature. The "blooming of Washington DC's cherry blossoms has advanced about a week since the 1970s," said the press release, issued by Columbia University's Earth Institute. (AFP Photo/Nicholas Kamm)
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